amiskwaciy Academy Sweat Lodge Shelter

Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Edmonton, Alberta

amiskwaciy Academy had a vision for a traditional sweat lodge built on Edmonton Public Schools’ property to conduct traditional ceremonies, teachings, and rituals. Stantec jumped at the rare opportunity to design a shelter to protect the sweat lodge against the elements and to provide privacy. Stantec acted as the prime consultant and provided the architectural and structural design. Also, more than 20 Stantec team members participated in the construction along with Academy staff and students and Ledcor Construction, the builder. This collaborative community project provided an exchange of technical knowledge and culture between Stantec and amiskwaciy staff, students, and Elders that made their vision a reality.

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