Cochiti Pueblo Restoration Project
Pueblo de Cochiti Housing Authority contracted Atkin Olshin Schade Architects conducted a conditions assessment of existing buildings in the historic zone of the plaza. Funding for this came from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Challenge Grant. The Pueblo also received seed funding from the Chamiza Foundation to support an oral history project about the plaza. iD+Pi is working with both Atkin Olshin Schade (AOS) Architects and the Pueblo Housing Authority Committee to advise the tribe on community engagement and curriculum development in support of this initiative. In January 2014 iD+Pi submitted a Scope of Work to Cochiti Pueblo. This SOW was approved in May 2014. iD+Pi proposed to complete this project in three phases. Phase one: iD+Pi worked with students enrolled in the Spring 2013 Human Settlements course to compile historic baseline information about the community. The first phase was completed in the spring of 2013. The second phase: to assist in the development of a school based curriculum that will involve Cochiti Pueblo youth in activities related to architecture and language. This phase was coordinated though the Cochiti Language Program and done in conjunction with an oral history project funded by the Chamiza Foundation and School Zone Institute. The workshops took place the first two weeks of June 2014. In the third phase: iD+Pi will assist and coordinate 3 community meetings for the Cochiti Pueblo community. iD+Pi will co-host these meetings along with Pueblo de Cochiti Housing Authority, Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, School Zone Institute, Cochiti Pueblo Planning Department and Cochiti Pueblo Language Program. The first meeting will focus on providing information to Cochiti community members on work that has been done by a variety of groups that focused on this project. The second meeting will focus on a community input session. Tribal members will have the opportunity to put in their input on the Cochiti Pueblo Revitalization Plan. These discussions will build on the work performed by AOS Architects. To aid in the community engagement process for this plan, iD+Pi created an exhibit entitled “What is Traditional?” This exhibit is currently being housed at the Pueblo de Cochiti library.