Kyara Wendling is a bilingual intern architect at Smoke Architecture. She holds a Bachelor in Architectural Studies, and a Master of Architecture from Laurentian University. The tri-culturemandate of the McEwen school of Architecture has allowed her to complete her bilingual certification and focus on expanding her knowledge on traditional indigenous building methodologies.
Kyara has worked enthusiastically throughout her education and career to gain knowledge on sustainable building practices and community engagement within the architectural context. Being exposed to her ties within the Archigantegou community later on in her life, she has developed an appreciation for First Nation architecture and continues to work towards gaining the required knowledge to empower communities around her through their built environments.