Native American architect Brian McCormack presents, "Landscape Design in Indian Country: Where Land & Culture Meet," Monday, Nov. 1, from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at Pearl Auditorium. A pre-lecture reception is set at 4:45 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
The lecture is part of the UNM School of Architecture and Planning's Monday night series in correlation with the school's new course on indigenous architecture. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Landscape Architecture Program.
McCormack is principal and owner of McCormack Landscape Architecture, a Native American landscape architectural firm located on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation at Lapwai, Idaho, where he is an enrolled tribal member.
In 1995 McCormack created McCormack Landscape Architecture to serve Indian people that were beginning to develop projects within their homelands. He has been commissioned to design cultural and interpretive landscapes for Indian tribes and organizations throughout the United States. Roughly 95 percent of his design work is in Indian Country.
"I believe that people should live in harmony with all living things rather than trying to control them. Designing with nature is a very important aspect of the creative process evident in every project," said McCormack.
The lecture is free and open to the public.