Savannah Steele '09: a Christopher U. Light Lectureship in Studio Arts
The Department of Art & Art History proudly presents a sponsored Christopher U. Light Lectureship
Savannah Steele is an '09 alumna who dances between practicing architecture, teaching design skills, and advocating for community wellbeing. Savannah has contributed to design and construction of residential and commercial properties in North Minneapolis since 2015, and currently practices at HGA Architects and Engineers in the Arts| Cultural| Educational Studio. Savannah has offered design, coordination and technical detailing to a range of project types—she is particularly proud of successes in collaboration that helped to realize 1800 Chicago (Hennepin County’s Mental Health Urgent Care in Minneapolis) and the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain. Savannah foregrounds rigorous listening, playful testing, and somatic feedback in her creative process. She is currently co-teaching the Investing in North Minneapolis design studio. She offers from her broad range of knowledges in development, architecture, construction, mental health, fabrication, sustainability, and her rich lived experiences as a woman of color in Minneapolis to fulfilling projects that share her values.