Danny Roy is an Intern Architect and Planner at Brook McIlroy, and is a Master of Architecture graduate from the University of Calgary. He is a member of English River First Nation and originally from the northern community of Île-à-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan. Danny holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from the University of Saskatchewan in Regional and Urban Planning and was formally a Senior Regional and Community Planner practicing in Saskatchewan. As a planner, he 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. During his studies, he researched and explored urban Indigenous design approaches, educational and community-centre buildingtypologies, and sustainable building practices. In his career in architecture, he hopes to help advance innovative and sustainable approaches to community design, particularly with housing solutions in remote and Indigenous communities.