Patrick Stewart (Luugigyoo) is Giskhaast of Wilp Daxaan, Git Gingolx of the Nisga’a Nation. As founder and principal of Patrick R. Stewart Architect, based in Chilliwack, BC, for over 25 years, Stewart focuses on Indigenous projects. He is also a writer, a homelessness advocate, and an adjunct professor at both the McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian University and the University of British Columbia. Stewart is chair of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Indigenous Task Force and has chaired the Provincial Indigenous Homelessness Committee in British Columbia.
Stewart holds the distinction of being the first Aboriginal president of an architectural association in Canada, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. He is also the first Aboriginal person in BC to own and operate an architectural firm.
Stewart obtained his PhD from the University of British Columbia in 2015. The title of his dissertation is Indigenous Architecture through Indigenous Knowledge – dion sagalt’apkw nisim (Together we will build a Village).
Stewart works to give a voice to housing and homelessness issues locally and nationally and has chaired the Provincial Aboriginal Homelessness Committee for BC.
PhD – University of British Columbia
MArch – McGill University
BArch, BEDS – Technical University of Nova Scotia
BA – Simon Fraser University
ARCC 5200 – MArch – Professional Practice