UMCycle Bike Kiosk

UMCycle Bike Kiosk and Cycle Plaza opened in 2017 and is located at the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus, Canada. The built project forms an active transport hub and serves as a campus landmark, linking to The Great Trail. The UMCycle Bike Kiosk was also the first project at the university to incorporate the Indigenous Planning and Design Principles.

Yagan Square

Yagan Square is a cross cultural collaboration-built project, that extends the Perth CBD into a cultural hub. It is a community space and remains a traditional meeting place for the Whadjuk people. The project is a type of urban ecological repair, both physical and cultural.

Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture

Our Voices: Indigeneity and Architecture is a book published by ORO Editions in 2018. The book offers multiple indigenous perspectives on architecture and design theory and practice. Indigenous authors explore the making and keeping of places and spaces which are informed by indigenous values and identities. This indigenous expertise combines both architecture and design with a frame of reference that roots this architecture in the indigenous places in which it sits.

Stolen Generations Marker, Remember Me

Stolen Generations Marker, Remember Me, by Kamilaroi artist Reko Rennie is a permanent tribute to the Stolen Generations. The built project is situated on an important Aboriginal meeting place the project was guided by the Stolen Generations Marker Steering Group. Remember Me is an expression of cultural resilience, identity and connection to land and culture.

Tweed Shire Council Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plan

This written document is the Tweed Shire Council Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Management Plan. It includes an acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians and a Statement of Commitment to people, culture and Country. The document also includes a breakdown of the Aboriginal Heritage Management aims, plans, recommendations and community consultation.

International Indigenous Design Charter

The International Indigenous Design Charter is an open-source living document for the best practice protocols when working with Indigenous knowledge and material in commercial design practice. The International Indigenous Design Charter takes into consideration the needs of the diverse design communities and cultures globally. It was launched internationally in 2017 and its official Australian launch was in 2018.


The Kimberwalli Centre for Excellence is a community lead built project in Western Sydney. The project set out to create an educational community space that supports Aboriginal youth between high school and higher education. The Centre was designed using BVN’s Designing with Country methodology – an approach that connects First Nations thinking and contemporary architecture.

Lowes Creek Maryland Structure Plan

Lowes Creek Maryland is a new precinct planned for Sydney’s South West Growth Area. The Department of Planning and Environment, in collaboration with Camden Council, prepared the precinct plan for Lowes Creek Maryland, a guide for the precinct’s creation. It provides significant Aboriginal Cultural heritage and European heritage protections and outlines infrastructure for future communities to thrive.

Indigenous Knowledge in The Built Environment: A Guide for Tertiary Educators

The document is a guide for tertiary educators regarding Indigenous knowledge in the built environment. Published by the Australian Department of Education and Training (DET) in 2018, The Guide is intended as a teaching and learning resource kit for built environment (architecture, landscape architecture, planning) academics, students and professional practitioners. The Guide offers assistance regarding initial protocols and resources that they need to heed, be mindful of, and have available to them.

Australian Indigenous Design Charter Communication Design

The Australian Indigenous Design Charter – Communication Design is a written document with protocols for sharing Indigenous knowledge in communication design practice. The purpose of the document is to help facilitate an accurate and respectful representation of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in design and associated media. It is an open document that is reviewed on a regular basis and modified as required.

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