EVOKE Studio Architecture is a Durham, NC-based design practice specializing in award-winning architecture, visioning, and master planning. EVOKE’s architects and designers rely on the communicative power of architecture to unearth, perpetuate and translate a project’s enduring message into a remarkable, bespoke design.
Co-founder and Architecture Principal Teri Canada, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, was one of four Triangle-area women recently highlighted in a series of communications – themed Evolving Women in AEC – distributed by Chix Dig It – Celebrating Women in Construction founder Patricia Lucas Smith. These communiqués were shared during Women in Construction Week 2020.
Chix Dig It Presents Teri Canada
Teri Canada, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, is a fervent advocate for exceptional architectural design within each community she has served. For over 20 years, she has thoughtfully and efficiently guided award-winning projects from pre-design through construction administration.
Teri’s talent for leading the architectural design process has been recognized and celebrated throughout her career. After graduating from North Carolina State University, she became one of the first five African American women to become a Registered Architect in the state of North Carolina. In 2007, Teri joined the Freelon Group and rapidly advanced to Senior Associate as a result of her exceptional client management skills. After serving as Lead Project Manager on award-winning projects like the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and Emancipation Park, she was selected to participate in Perkins+Will’s Leadership Institute and appointed to the firm’s Diversity Council.
THE FIRESIDE CHAT
Have you ever met anyone famous? Yes. Rocky Carroll, Ossie Davis and Rick Fox.
If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be? Woodworking.
Who had the most influence on you growing up? My Mother.
What’s your favorite family tradition? Large family reunions with distant relatives.
What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before? Travel to the Continent of Africa.
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