Recent Multi-Family Posts
29 relief masks at each column on the base of two buildings, 4 distinct masks symbolically representing Latino, Native American, Asian American and African American cultures.
New Architecture on Indigenous Lands takes readers on a virtual tour of recent Native building projects in Canada and the western and midwestern United States. With close attention to details of design, questions of tradition, and cultural issues, and through interviews with designers and their Native clients, it provides an in-depth introduction to the new […]
NATIVE AMERICAN GREEN highlights five successful efforts to build sustainable housing on Native American tribal lands. We learn the stories behind project designs, financing and construction, and witness the transformative effect it has had on tribal members.
The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC) focuses on culturally and environmentally sustainable development with American Indian, First Nations, and Indigenous communities worldwide. We bring effective strategies for systemic change through planning, architectural design, technical assistance and research. Our services help tribal communities to gain self-sufficiency, improve their impacts on the natural world, and develop healthy, […]
From the Jury: “The jury was struck by the elegant combination of the principles of sustainability with cultural relevance, while providing a contemporary aesthetic.” “The Puyallup Longhouse was designed with the goal of creating a community center and beautiful, relevant and affordable housing for members of the Puyallup Tribe struggling with the challenges of increased […]
“This LEED Platinum certified housing project is a culturally and environmentally responsive new model for the Puyallup Tribe in the Pacific NW. It’s located on the Puyallup reservation on a hill overlooking the Puget Sound tide flats, which were traditional Puyallup tribal lands. The buildings are designed to emulate the rectangular, shed roofed form of […]