SIKSIKA & MÉTIS DOUGLAS CARDINAL BORN—AWARD-WINNING ARCHITECT
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Douglas attended a convent residential school near Red Deer, Alberta, before studying architecture at Universities of British Columbia (1952) & Texas, Austin (graduating, 1963). Influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright & Le Corbusier, Cardinal is known for the curvilinear massing of his buildings. Award-winning projects include: St. Mary’s Church, Red Deer—his 1st use of Computer-Aided draft & design; Cree Village of Oujé-Bougoumou, Québec (1994)—U.N. Award of Excellence & Expo 2000; Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Québec (1989); and National Museum of the American Indian, Wash., DC. (1993). Named Officer, Order of Canada (1990), his awards include: Canada Council Molson Prize for the Arts (1992); National Aboriginal Achievement Award (1995); Gold Medal, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (1999); Governor General’s Award, Visual and Media Arts (2001); Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002); and Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).
Source: Joan Acl, Branka Baic-Bender, “Douglas Cardinal,” The Canadian Encyclopedia, 2/6/2012. Retrieved 6/29/2020, https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/douglas-joseph-cardinal Photo: Bruce Reeve, 2/28/2016. Permissive Use. Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/58609798@N00/25010970829/