Brett MacIntyre Xuut'a K'ii
Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Member (Architect AIBC)
Master of Architecture
Dalhousie University 2012
Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies
Dalhousie University 2010
Bachelor of Arts (History in Art)
University of Victoria 2008
Brett’s interest in architecture is rooted in his work in the field of construction in his hometown of Fernie, BC. Moving to the west coast allowed him to re-connect with his Haida heritage and develop his fascination with Indigenous art and culture while studying Art History at the University of Victoria. This fascination carried through into his architectural studies, where his graduate thesis, “Memory and Myth: Storytelling as a Design Tool for a Youth Camp in Haida Gwaii” was awarded the Dalhousie School of Architecture Thesis Prize.
Following graduation, Brett was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts Prix de Rome for Emerging Practitioners, enabling him to travel to Northern Scandinavia to study with the Saami, an indigenous group native to the area. His exhibition, “Lessons from Lappland: Pragmatism, Temporality and the Challenge of Icons in Indigenous Architecture” further developed his goal of fostering meaningful discussion around the creation of sincere modern indigenous architecture.
Brett has worked in offices across Canada, from PWGSC in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Architecture ATB in Edmonton, Alberta, and Perkins + Will in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has experience with a wide variety of commercial, residential and institutional projects, as well as large scale master planning. Brett currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and is registered with the AIBC as an architect.