Recent Press Posts
The Muckleshoot Net Zero Community was featured in the 2023 NW Green Building Slam. Daniel Glenn, Principal of 7 Directions Architects and Planners, and Tom Balderston, Green Consultant, presented the project and explained the importance of culturally and environmentally responsive architecture and planning.
Little Big Horn College is all set to unravel its Cultural Center and Museum, designed by 7 Directions Architects and Planners. Celebrating the tradition and culture of the Crow Tribe, the structure aligns with a community oriented approach. As Kurl8 covers the project, watch how the design is rendered in native roots. https://www.kulr8.com/news/little-big-horn-college-working-to-open-new-cultural-center-and-museum/article_e99a04e2-480e-11ec-a5c1-0b1b578a628d.html
Exploring Indigenous Architects is a WPBS Weekly Inside Story that previews a documentary centered around three indigenous architects who are using their cultural heritage as an inspiration for designs that revere indigenous ways while celebrating the Earth. Daniel Glenn is one of the three featured architects and speaks on his work which aims to help […]
“Carroll Go-Sam, Albert L Refiti and Daniel Glenn, three influential Indigenous architects, were brought together by the University of Queensland’s Indigenous Design Place and School of Architecture to discuss their practice and research on the state of Indigenous architecture . The lecture, held at the State Library of Queensland, stimulated the audience’s thoughts and ideas on […]
Article on Payne Family Native American Center published in Indian Country Today (2011) http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/gallery/photo/native-american-center-university-montana-connecting-people-35398
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.
So sad that I was not able to be there today. We are very honored that the esteemed Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow was laid to rest at the Apsaalooke Veterans Cemetery that we designed, designed to symbolically represent the Crow concept of the Camp on the Other Side where he has now gone. We were […]
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 […]
Daniel Glenn (Apsaalooke – Crow) will discuss the impact of colonization on indigenous architecture in North America and recent efforts to develop a contemporary, tribally-specific architecture through examples from his own work with several tribes in the United States. North American tribes, like indigenous people around the world, developed a highly sustainable architecture that was […]
Amazing conference, we feel so welcomed here among our Maori and international colleagues!
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, […]
“Our challenge is to create modern homes that strive to come close to the extraordinary symbiosis of climate and culture that is inherent in indigenous dwellings” — Daniel Glenn The Nageezi house was designed to respond to the local high-desert climate (elevation 6,947 feet), in which temperatures can vary 40 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit in […]
I Te Timatanga is a multidisciplinary indigenous design conference, for any indigenous person who helps to shape the public realm. This four-day conference includes indigenous presentations, site visits and cultural exchange – hosted by Ngā Aho and Ngāti Hau at Whakapara Marae, Te Tai Tokerau (Northland). “Come and join us to discuss and share stories, […]
King Elephant performs ‘That Mean I Love You More Than 4 Ever’ in the Payne Family Native American Center in the eighth edition of Campus Sessions. Video by: Tim Goessman, Thom Bridge, Taylor Romack, Austin Smith, and Samuel Wilson
This round dance was held at the Payne Family Native American Center on the University of Montana Campus to support the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act and to show solidarity with the Idle No More movement. The Idle No More movement was begun in response to a bill going through the Canadian parliament, […]
“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 […]
The Guadalupe House, a 2006 affordable and sustainable residence designed and built by the ASU Stardust Center for Affordable Housing, has been nominated for the Arizona Republic Seven Wonders of Notable Structures contest. The home features a design based on the unique characteristics of the town’s Yaqui and Mexican-American community. It is made with “green” […]