Respect for Traditional Ways
It's an honour to have been invited to collaborate with First Nations. Every design is an opportunity for learning and for sharing. Coastal communities often experience buildings not properly designed for wet climates, with the availability of construction materials and reliable builders adding to the challenge. Every community is unique and deserve solutions that respect past, current, and future concerns. Knowledge from elders with histories on community, housing and resources has enabled us to collectively explore innovative solutions – from energy conservation, construction techniques and materials, to food preparation, language preservation and ceremony.
Designing a home is just one part of the whole. The challenge is building community. One with a future connected to the past, with hope and with opportunities.David WongTRC Witness and Architect