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Joanne Wright

M.Arch., M.A.A.A., M.R.A.I.C.

Principal Architect

Joanne is a registered architect, and founded Archiasmo Architectural Works Limited in 1995.  Joanne is personally involved in every project, from planning and design through to the end of construction.  Her projects have included community, educational, commercial, industrial, multi-residential, and mixed use developments.

Growing up in a small community in Saskatchewan, Joanne has always had an interest in First Nation history and culture. Beginning with her architectural thesis on First Nation cultural influences 30 years ago, Joanne has worked on numerous First Nation projects over the span of her career. 

Over the past few years Joanne, and her architectural firm, have become primarily focused on First Nation Learning Environments.

Education and Qualifications

  • Master of Architecture, Technical University of Nova Scotia, 1990

  • Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies, Technical University of Nova Scotia, 1988

  • Highest marks, NCARB Professional Registration Exams for Alberta, 1994

  • Registered Architect with AAA 1995        

  • Completed LEED course 2007

  • Revit Certificate from SAIT, completed all three levels of Revit, 2017

  • Member of Steering Committee, and founder of the Indigenous Outreach Team, for the Alberta Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE)

Continuing Education and Advocacy highlights,  2018

Indspire 2018 Conference

November, 2018, Edmonton, AB

National Gathering for Indigenous Education

Blackfoot Language Immersion Course - Niitsitapiisini: Real Peoples' Way of Life: August 2018 at Stand Off, AB

eight day Blackfoot Language and Culture immersion program, held during the Kainai Sundance Ceremony 

Blackfoot Language Immersion Program Workshop
July, 2018 at Lethbridge, AB

four day workshop four day workshop with the Kainai Board of Education to explore establishing a  Blackfoot Language immersion program

Sustaining Indigenous Languages Symposium
June 2018 at Lethbridge, AB
representation from Indigenous groups across North America, and from around the world

Founder of the Indigenous Outreach Team for the Alberta chapter of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), June, 2018

A4LE Alberta Chapter Conference, Jasper, AB – April 2018
Joanne presented on the topic: “First Nation Education Studies: Demographics, Special Education & Education Programing”

A4LE Saskatchewan Chapter Conference, Regina, SK – Jan, 2108
Joanne, along with Faye Strong, presented on the topic:

“Supporting First Nation Pedagogy in 21st Century Learning


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Our Passion is First Nation Learning Environments


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