Lecture by Sam Olbekson (Full Circle Indigenous Planning and Design)

The McEwen School of Architecture will host a virtual event next week, on Thursday, March 24 (6:00 pm): a lecture by Sam Olbekson, CEO of Full Circle Indigenous Planning and Design (Minneapolis, MI, USA). The talk will be presented through Zoom Webinar (see link below).

As an Indigenous architect with over 25 years of design, comprehensive planning, and cultural visioning experience, Sam Olbekson serves tribal communities and Indigenous organizations by bringing a modern and forward-thinking Native perspective to the design and planning process. With a sincere commitment to improving the lives of tribal community members, Olberkson brings a wealth of experience and cultural knowledge as a lead designer on a wide range of mixed-use, urban design, residential, institutional, hospitality, landscape, educational, and community-oriented projects. He is committed to helping advance the cultural preservation, economic growth, health and well-being of Native communities through sound planning and practical design strategies that are beautiful, innovative, sustainable, functional, and culturally specific. Published nationally as a thought leader in contemporary Native American design theory, Olberkson is known as a progressive and skilled design thinker on culturally significant projects and produces unique and inventive design solutions that respond to cultural tradition in innovative and contemporary ways without relying on stereotypical imagery. He holds leadership positions with a number of American Indian organizations and has received numerous recognitions for both design and community service.

This event is free and open to all. Please join us on Mar. 24 by following this link.

Headshot of Sam Olbekson
photograph of Full Circle Indigenous Planning and Design projects

Corey Gaffer © Gaffer Photography

Photograph of Emerald Queen Casino Project