A call went out in fall 2020 for Musqueam members to join a design advisory group that would provide advice and insight to inspire a Musqueamized design for all three buildings.
Four band members representing a cross section of our community were selected to take part in the panel. The project team thanks Abigail Speck, Kevin Wilson, Mackenzie Sparrow and Santana Palmer Thomas for providing thoughtful input about the design of the apartment building, townhomes and daycare facility.
Apartment & Townhomes
In November 2020, the MCRC Design Advisory Group met with the project team to have a focused discussion about the design of the apartment building and townhomes. The project architects, Urban Arts Architecture, directly integrated the advisory group’s feedback into proposed designs.
The design advisory group met again in summer 2021 to discuss design options for the daycare. The group’s favourite design concept was one that included the stages of a frog’s life. Members shared their stories of catching tadpoles while growing up in Musqueam, and the meaning of frogs as a sign of the seasons changing. The panel felt strongly about creating a space where future generations can learn our language, culture, stories and songs.