Rachelle Lemieux Picks Up a Prairie Design Award

Congratulations to VRA Architect and Indigenous Design Advisor Rachelle Lemieux for picking up a Prairie Design Award for Rainbow Butterfly, a collaborative project along with @woodanchor @brookmcilroy @bimaadizi @drenee @rmerasty

Last year, Winnipeg’s Nestaweya River Trail included a striking ruby-red shelter. Its swooping form was inspired by the red jingle dresses that have become a symbol of commemoration for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and LGBTQ2S+ people. Inside, a circle surrounded by iridescent panels opens up to the sky, creating a space of light and hope.

Learn more about Rainbow Butterfly here: