Ellen Dunham-Jones teaches architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology, is an award-winning architect and a board member of the Congress for the New Urbanism. She shows how design of where we live impacts some of the most pressing issues of our times — reducing our ecological footprint and energy consumption while improving our health and communities and providing living options for all ages.
Dunham-Jones is widely recognized as a leader in finding solutions for aging suburbs. She is the co-author of Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs. She and co-author June Williamson share more than 50 case studies across North America of “underperforming asphalt properties” that have been redesigned and redeveloped into walkable, sustainable vital centers of community—libraries, city halls, town centers, schools and more.
Patrick Stewart is a Nisga’a (Northern Native Nation of British Columbia) architect with many firsts. Patrick has the distinction of being the first Aboriginal president of an Architectural Association in Canada. Patrick was the first Aboriginal architect to become the President of the Architectural Institute of BC. Patrick is also the first Aboriginal person in BC to own and operate an architectural firm.
Patrick graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1978, (B.A.), graduated from Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1980 with B.E.D.S and in 1983 with a B.Arch. Patrick achieved his Masters of Architecture in 1989 at McGill University.
Patrick is an outstanding community member interested in giving a voice to housing and homelessness issues locally and nationally. Patrick is the elected Chair of the Aboriginal Homelessness Steering Committee in BC. He is also a President of National Aboriginal Housing Association and a Director of Nass Valley Gateway, a Nisga’a owned and publicly traded national resources exploration company.
Patrick is an artist in mediums of paint, wood and … Patrick also writes articles for Architecture BC, Canadian Architect, City Magazine, Context, and the Peak.
Patrick is featured in the 2005 documentary, Aboriginal Living Architecture.