Nambe Pueblo Historic Plaza Renovation

Tribe: Nambe Pueblo

Tribal Contact: Nambe Governor's Office

Project Type: Historic preservation

Location: Nambe Pueblo, NM

UNM Contact:Michaela Shirley

UNM Faculty:Ted Jojola


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Project Summary:

The village community of Nambe Pueblo has undergone rapid change. The village population has dispersed and its historic plaza has experienced a decline of buildings and the general deterioration of the site. iD+Pi was asked to develop a plan for the historic restoration of this plaza. This is anticipated to be a yearlong project with several different components. Nambe pueblo has received funding from the National Park Service (NPS). During the 2013 summer iD+Pi worked collaboratively with the Community and Regional Planning (CRP) program to hold a Summer Seminar. The seminar was called “iTown- Indigenous Town Design”. The course had 6 graduate students (5 of them were Native American) and one undergraduate student (who was Native American). In addition, two student interns from the Pueblo of Nambe were hired by the tribe to assist in the studio.