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"Indigenous Design: Ancient Gifts/Verbal Gifts/Emerging Gifts"

Event Type
PSA Dewberry sponsored lecture
Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
Oct 29, 2012   5:30 pm  
Johnpaul Jones, FAIA
Free and Open to the Public
Joy Monice Malnar
Originating Calendar
American Indian Studies Program

This lecture will to shed light on the rich, complex, historical, ever evolving indigenous architecture of North America and its potential influence on the wider planning and design community.

The lecture is divided into 3 parts:

1- Ancient Gifts - from indigenous people who lived in North America long ago

2- Verbal Gifts - those passed down from indigenous elders

3- Emerging Gifts - that go beyond the stereotype

Highlighted projects will illustrate Native American design as “Native Diversity place/Tribal Story place/University Campus Native place/Reconnecting place, Teaching place/Honoring place/Helping place.

B I O :

Johnpaul Jones has a distinguished 40-year career as an architect and founding partner of Jones & Jones. Earning his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon in 1967, his design philosophy emerged from his Cherokee-Choctaw ancestors, which connects him to the natural world, animal world, spirit world, and human world.

Mr. Jones’ designs have won widespread acclaim for their reverence for the earth, for paying deep respect to regional architectural traditions and native landscapes, and for heightening understanding of indigenous people and cultures of America. Johnpaul has led the design of numerous landmark civic and cultural projects, including notably the Vancouver Landbridge in Vancouver, Washington and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian on the Mall in Washington, D.C.

A Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, Johnpaul’s designs have won a stream of local and national awards. In 2006, Johnpaul received the AIA Seattle Medal, conferred by the Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for his leadership in design. He was also the recipient of the 2006 Executive Excellence3 Award form the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). In 2005, Johnpaul returned to his alma mater to receive the University of Oregon Distinguished Service Award for “not just designing buildings, but creating places that incorporate both the practical and the spiritual, and for heightening human sensitivity to cultural and environmental issues.”

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