Eagle Bull, first Native American woman to become licensed architect, to keynote AIA South Dakota convention

AIA SD 2018 Annual Convention - VoiceTamara Eagle Bull, FAIA, AICAE, NCARB, the first Native American woman in the U.S. to become a licensed architect, will present a public keynote titled Sovereignty Through Design at the AIA South Dakota Annual Convention, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m., at the Ramkota Convention Center Annex.

Eagle Bull, a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation hailing from South Dakota, will showcase contemporary Indigenous design projects and demonstrate the expression of Native American culture through design.

Eagle Bull is an advocate for culturally relevant and responsible design and a recognized leader in the realm of contemporary Native American architecture. She uses her position and knowledge to improve the schools and communities in which she works. Eagle Bull is the co-founder of Lincoln, Nebraska-based Encompass Architects and the winner of the 2018 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Whitney M. Young Jr. Award.

The keynote address, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the South Dakota Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities and Dakota Resources.

Free tickets can be obtained here.

Angela Lammers, managing partner and founder of Cetera Services LLC, is the contract executive director for AIA South Dakota, the state chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

3 Replies to “Eagle Bull, first Native American woman to become licensed architect, to keynote AIA South Dakota convention”

  1. A tremendous choice; her Whitney M. Young Award acceptance talk at A-17 in NYC was awe-inspiring. And a fun fact: Tamara will be our 2nd consecutive Whitney M. Young Jr. Award winner (2017 – Detroit Collaborative/Dan Pitera) to keynote our convention.

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