08.03
2017

Indigenous Placekeeping Framework (IPKF): Lessons from practice to teaching

This is part of a conference paper submitted by Wanda Dalla Costa, AIA, LEED A.P. for the Scholarship of Social Engagement, University of Kansas (Oct 20-21, ...

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04.17
2016

Elevating the Sensory + Spiritual, Diné College Library

Indigenous architecture often moves beyond the spatial, having to address the ideological, spiritual, social, sensory and/or symbolic. The Diné College in Tsaile, AZ is a great ...

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03.17
2015

Indigenous Planning Process in action at the Native American Cultural Center, AZ

Bravo to Studio Ma on their engaging process. Gathering community perspectives is one of the biggest challenges to indigenous architecture today. The process can impact ...

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02.23
2015

“Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15” starting at Winnipeg Gallery Feb 28, 2015

We are always looking for research projects that critically assess architecture's role in indigenous communities, challenge the universality of contemporary architecture, and communicate the reality of ...

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02.17
2015

Outdoor Teaching Spaces as Conduits for Traditional Learning, Sk’elep K-7 School

Kudos to designers of this K-7 school in Kamloops, BC. The school is guided by a vision of balancing traditional Secwepemc Culture with high academic standards. ...

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01.19
2015

Pre-fab Houses: Ready for Occupancy in 1 Day

We are always on the lookout for exceptional housing design ideas that may provide a solution to the shortage of quality homes on reserves/reservations. Heijman is ...

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10.22
2014

Aboriginal boutique hotel – west coast style!

Love this place. Been waiting a long time to see a a great indigenized contemporary hotel. Bravo! http://www.skwachays.com/ http://www.vancouversun.com/business/commercial-real-estate/boutique+hotel+features+rooms+inspired/10296213/story.html  

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04.28
2014

12 tribes & 7 reservations represented in the Payne Family Native American Center (MT)

As collective societies extended their territories, they would border on other cultural groups.  And when they interacted with other societies, they experienced new ideas and adapted ...

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04.28
2014

39 tribes in the Indian School of Milwaukee (WI)

Chris Cornelius (Onieda) was the Aboriginal consultant for Anthony Predock’s Indian School of Milwaukee. The building won American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee for Education’s Educational ...

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04.28
2014

22 Tribes in the American Indian Cultural Centre and Museum (OK)

Johnson Fain Architects took their intertribal explorations in a different direction. Referred to as an ‘ideological union’ (Ibid, p. 127), the design attempts to accommodate a ...

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