I.L. THOMAS
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Six Nations of the Grand River

Ohsweken, ON

27,300 sq ft.
$4.8 M
MMMC Inc. Architects, Brian Porter

Occupied September 1992 

The mandate was to design a school that reflected the heritage of theSix Nations community. The turtle was identified by the client as a symbol of creation as well as a clan division. Rather than reject a notion that was not historically authentic, several gestures were made in reference to this important cultural icon which included a generous roof with sweeping overhangs and a sculptural entrance canopy.

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 About TWO ROW ARCHITECT 

Established in 1992, the name Two Row Architect was chosen to reflect the unique nature of the firm. We are a 100% native-owned and operated from the Six Nations reserve in southern Ontario.