Wanda Dalla Costa

Design Director and Founder
Indigenous Design Collaborative

Institute Professor, The Design School, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Associate Professor, Del E. Webb School of Construction, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

Senior Sustainability Scientist. Global Institute of Sustainability

Design Director and Founder, Indigenous Design Collaborative

Dalla Costa, AIA, LEED A.P. is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation. She is an architect, a professor and a YBCA 100 2019 honoree, an award which celebrates people, organizations, and movements shifting culture through ideas, their art, and their activism. At Arizona State University, she is the director and founder of the Indigenous Design Collaborative, a community-driven design and construction program, which brings together tribal community members, industry and a multidisciplinary team of ASU students and faculty to co-design solutions for tribal communities. Dalla Costa was part of Unceded at the 2018 Venice Biennale where she joined 18 Indigenous architects from across Turtle Island to share an Indigenous vision of the future. She holds a Master of Design Research in City Design from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Calgary. Her firm, Tawaw Architecture Collective (www.tawarc.com) is based in Phoenix.