DSGW’s Mike Laverdure to Speak at American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference

Michael Laverdure, AIA, LEED AP
Michael Laverdure, AIA, LEED AP

Have you thought about who designed the buildings you use every day? Was it a Native Architect or Engineer? Today there are only a handful of Native Architects and DSGW’s Mike Laverdure is one of them. He is passionate about mentoring and educating young Native Americans about the architecture and engineering field and will speak at the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference, held November 19-21 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Why our communities need more Native Architects and Engineers
November 21, 9 – 10 a.m.   Room 126A
Presented by Mike Laverdure, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, DSGW Architects, First American Design Studio
There is a need for Native Architects and Engineers to be a part of the future in Native American communities. Projects on reservations should be functional, culturally subsistent, sustainable and financially responsible. Our discussion will shed light on some of the most frequently asked questions about the Architect & Engineering profession.

Networking Suite – Construction/Architecture
November 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m.   Room 122C
DSGW Architects and First American Design Studio are hosting a networking suite for students and professionals interested in construction and architecture field.

AISES is a national organization dedicated to increasing the representation of American Indians and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers. Programs range from pre-college, college and professional chapters. Regional chapters provide members opportunities and support as they rise along their career path.