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4 Examples of Powerful Placemaking.

4 Examples of Powerful Placemaking.

We love seeing Placemaking getting national attention, and this week this nice article showed up on the Atlantic Cities, 4 Examples of Powerful Placemaking. The article talks about the work the National Endowment for the Arts is doing in communities across the country to “encourage creative activity; create community identity and a sense of place; Read more….

2013-2015 Enterprise Rose Fellows Announced

2013-2015 Enterprise Rose Fellows Announced

We are very excited to announce that Joseph Kunkel has been awarded the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow for the combined fellowship position with both Santo Domingo Housing Authority and the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC). The Rose Fellowship will pay Joseph’s salary for three years as he works on community development, planning and housing projects Read more….

Top 100 Leaders In Public-Interest Design: The PID 100

Top 100 Leaders In Public-Interest Design: The PID 100

Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative’s founder, Jamie Blosser has been honored as one of the Top 100 leaders in public interest design for her work in Native American communities, along with Tomasita Duran of Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority. PublicInterestDesign.org introduces the Public Interest Design 100, the first-of-its-kind list highlights 100 individuals or teams working at the intersection of Read more….

Architecture for the Rest of Us.

Architecture for the Rest of Us.

Atlantic Cities published an article, first featured on AIArchitect, about how, in this economy, architects need to broaden their scope and find more clients that need good design to advance their social goals. Bryan Bell, executive director of Design Corps and founder of the Public Interest Design Institute shares a few examples about how architects Read more….

Greenbuild 2012

Greenbuild 2012

was honored to present at this year’s Affordable Housing Summit as part of Greenbuild, in a symposium jointly sponsored by Enterprise Community Partners, IPED (Institute for Professional and Executive Development, Inc.), and the USGBC.  In particular, I was happy to have the Greenbuild platform to address what I see as a widening gap between urban Read more….

Designing Resilient Indigenous Communities

Designing Resilient Indigenous Communities

Posted on November 27, 2012 by GCCE Resilient communities recover from system disruptions, tragedies, change.  Resilient communities return to a state in which their desired traditions, patterns, and resources are functioning – hopefully thriving.  Designing resilience into a community and the buildings and spaces we inhabit can contribute to a communities’ ability to recover from Read more….

Diverse Populations and Green Development

Diverse Populations and Green Development

Addressing the Needs of Diverse Populations through Green Development The National Affordable Green Homes and Sustainable Communities Summit Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | 3:00 PM My work over the last 12 years has not exclusively been tribal projects, but I have helped to develop that focus with the office because of my work as a Read more….

2013 SEED Award Winners

2013 SEED Award Winners

Location: Tacoma, Washington, Puyallup Tribal Reservation Issues Addressed: Cultural Heritage, Affordable Housing, Strengthening Community, Alternative Energy, Environmental Sustainability Project Description: 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 urbanization, high unemployment and Read more….

SEED Documentary on Owe’neh Bupingeh

Owe’neh Bupingeh Preservation Plan and Rehabilitation Project The Owe’neh Bupingeh project was one of six projects from around the world recognized this year with a SEED Award (Social Economic Environmental Design Award). The SEED Award program is a recent effort of Design Corps to recognize design work distinguished in terms of its economic, environmental, and Read more….