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Mukwa Waakaa’igan Indigenous Centre of Cultural Excellence featured in Canadian Architect Magazine

Renderings: Moriyama & Teshima Architects

We are excited to share that Moses Structural Engineers is the structural engineer for one of the most important projects we have ever worked on, the new Mukwa Waakaa’igan Indigenous Centre for Cultural Excellence at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie in a team lead by Moriyama and Teshima Architects and Smoke Architecture. The project has recently won the 2022 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence.

SooToday writes:

“Proposed to be completed in 2024, the facility will be a hub for the work of the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association, which is focused on cataloguing and teaching the history of Canada’s residential school system and envisions the centre as a place for healing, cultural preservation, dialogue, and transformation.

Once complete, the facility will also serve as the new home for the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre archives and Aboriginal Healing Foundation Collection.

With sustainability in mind, the project will feature the use of mass timber in its construction, which is hailed for its insulation properties and sequestration of carbon from the atmosphere.”

Read more about the project in the features below:

Canadian Architect

Moriyama and Teshima Architects

Soo Today



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