iD+Pi is a new initiative of the School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico.  It was created in the Fall of 2011.  Its goal is to educate and inform Indigenous design and planning by engaging faculty, students, professionals and community leaders in culturally responsive practices.  Its three principal areas of activity are academic, professional, and tribal.  

iD+Pi works in an interdisciplinary fashion with the three major programs in the School of Architecture and Planning by providing a learning environment for students, faculty and professionals to engage, its activities serve to inform Indigenous design and planning practice.  

Tribes which are located principally in New Mexico and the Southwest are afforded the expertise and resources of the School’s to support projects that entail aspects of design and planning.  The overarching goal of this activity is to foster sustainable communities among Indigenous populations—communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures.