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11.04.19 – Renowned architect Douglas Cardinal visits One Spadina

On October 25, famed Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal and his wife, Idoia Arana-Beobide, visited the Daniels Building. Dean Richard Sommer led the couple on a tour of the Daniels Faculty's facilities, with stops in the Main Hall, the Graduate Studio, and the state-of-art Digital Fabrication Laboratory.

Cardinal, who is of Métis and Blackfoot heritage, is known for his work on buildings like the National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington D.C.; the Canadian Museum of History; and St. Mary's Church in Red Deer, Alberta. He is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the Order of Canada.

Here are a few photos of the visit.

Dean Sommer in the Daniels Building's south entrance with Cardinal, Arana-Beobide, and MArch students Kurtis Chen and James Bird:


In the Digital Fabrication Laboratory:


Peering through the building's east chapel:


Cardinal met professor Brigitte Shim:


And lecturer Alex Josephson:


And associate professor Robert Levit:


The whole tour group posed for a photo outside the building's south entrance: