Danny Roy is an Intern Architect and Planner at Brook McIlroy and is part of the Indigenous Design Studio. He is a member of English River Dene Nation in Treaty 10 territory and Cree-Métis from the northern community of Sakitawak (Île-à-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan). He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Arts Honoursdegree from the University of Saskatchewan in Regional and Urban Planning. Danny was formally a Senior Regional and Community Planner practicing in Saskatchewan and has had the opportunity to work with numerous municipalities and Indigenous communities to help develop sustainable planning frameworks. This included being co-author and facilitator to the award-winning City of Prince Albert Municipal Cultural Action Plan and project lead to the Black Lake First Nation Community Land-Use Plan.
His high interest in community development, urban design and architecture led him to enroll in the Master of Architecture program at University of Calgary and graduated in June 2020. During his studies, he researched and explored urban Indigenous design approaches, educational and community-centre building typologies, and sustainable building practices. Danny joined the Indigenous Design Studio with Brook McIlroy and is leading and assisting in Indigenous placemaking projects within master planning and architectural projects.