The SNCC team is providing research and architectural design services for a range of culturally responsive housing prototypes informed by a series of community design meetings and ongoing collaboration with local partner organizations and tribal member families. Through listening carefully and help tribal leaders, community members, elders, and youth we are working to develop a Read more….
In 2015 the Santo Domingo Tribal Housing Authority was awarded a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) allocation received from the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority through the federal income tax credit program, the development consists of 41 units of affordable rental housing. This mix of single and two story housing units replaces the cookie-cutter Read more….
The SNCC formed part of a multi-firm team and provided several prototype home designs for the Fort Peck Sustainable Village. These culturally appropriate home designs support cultural protocols and reference aspects of the traditional Sioux tipi and Assiniboine earth lodge that arose in a series of community design meetings. The Fort Peck Sustainable Village project Read more….
The Elder Hoogan Homes Initiative team worked closely with Navajo elders to produce a range of culturally responsive home designs. The collaboration arrived at a family of hoogan designs that support traditional life-ways within easily-constructible, affordable, super-insulated, low-impact, envelopes. These homes, often located miles from the nearest utility grids, emphasize traditional design knowledge, tribal member Read more….