Joanna Staniszkis is a Professor Emerita of Design, Landscape Architecture Program at the University of British Columbia. Joanna is the recipient of many awards including the Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in Crafts (1981). Joanna was inducted to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 1980. Joanna is recognized internationally for her work in the textile medium. She is especially well known for large-scale architectural commissions on display at prominent buildings around the world. Since the late 1960’s, Staniszkis has worked with a wide variety of natural fibres and dyes, often including cross-cultural references. She involves herself in all aspects of textile production and expresses her vision through the use of unconventional materials and techniques. The Silk Project boutique is a showcase of her exquisite art-to-wear clothing.