Aims + Objectives

The Indigenous Society of Architecture, Planning and Design organization aims to:

  • Form and have access to an active network of Indigenous architects, planning and design professionals
  • Promote architecture as a viable profession in Indigenous communities
  • Foster national and local dialogue on architecture and Indigenous culture through publication
  • Be an active source of resourcefulness and inspiration for Indigenous youth
  • Collaborate with tribal, academic, and local community groups
  • Create opportunities to spotlight Indigenous practitioners
  • Curate curriculum sources and materials for all levels of education
  • Educate on and encourage tribal land acknowledgements
  • Foster effective communication and comradery among Indigenous architects, planning, and design professionals
  • Encourage the establishment of chapters and individuals to form associate and joint venture relationships
  • Speak with a common voice on public policy concerning architecture, planning, and design
  • Work with local, state, national, and tribal governments on issues affecting the physical development of Indigenous communities and built projects

Core Sample Site Drawing, Anjelica S. Gallegos, 2020, City Renewed Studio, Yale School of Architecture.