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Transcending Tradition: Recent Works on Tribal Lands

Event Type
School of Architecture
Lawrence J. Plym Auditorium, Temple Hoyne Buell Hall
Sep 16, 2013   5:30 pm  
Daniel J. Glenn, AIA, Principal, 7 Directions Architects/Planners
Originating Calendar
American Indian Studies Program

Daniel Glenn (Crow) is an NCARB-certified architect with twenty-seven years of experience in the design of culturally and environmentally responsive architecture in urban and rural environments across the United States and abroad. 

He is the Principal of 7 Directions Architects/Planners, an Indian-owned design and planning firm based in Seattle, WA.  Much of Mr. Glenn’s work focuses on sustainable design for tribal communities, rooted in his heritage from the Crow Tribe of Montana, including the LEED Platinum Payne Family Native American Center at the University of Montana. 

His design work has received national and regional recognition, including the 2012 LEED for Homes Project of the Year for the Puyallup Tribe’s Place of Hidden Waters, and he was featured in the documentary film, Indigenous Architecture / Living Architecture which aired nationally on PBS and CBC. Four of his projects were recently published in Design Re-Imagined: New Architecture on Indigenous Land written by University of Illinois professor Joy Malnar and Loyola professor Frank Vodvarka. 

A graduate of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, he is a regularly invited speaker on sustainable design at professional and academic conferences and is currently providing technical assistance and training to multiple tribes for HUD’s Sustainable Construction in Indian Country program, the Enterprise Community Partners Rural Native American Initiative and for the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative.

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