Guest Lecture Series

Daniel Glenn

Contemporary Indigenous Architecture: Recent Works

Daniel Glenn

Thursday 27th April 2017, 5pm

Budden Lecture Theatre

Daniel J. Glenn, Principal of Seven Directions Architects/Planners, will present his work and his design approach with Native and Latino communities in the western United States.  He will present projects which are published in the book, Design Re-Imagined:  New Architecture on Indigenous Lands and in the upcoming book, The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture, and discuss his most recent work with tribes in the Pacific Northwest.  His projects include the Payne Family Native American Center, a LEED-Platinum building reflecting the 12 tribes of Montana, the Little Big Horn College campus on Mr. Glenn’s home reservation, the Apsaalooke (Crow) Nation in Montana,  the Nageezi House, a home for Navajo elders in New Mexico, the Place of Hidden Waters, the LEED for Homes Project of the Year 2012, for the Puyallup Tribe in Washington, and the Skokomish Community Center for the Skokomish Tribe in Washington which will open this summer.


Daniel J. Glenn, AIA, is Principal of 7 Directions Architects/Planners, where he works collaboratively with tribes and diverse communities across the United States to develop sustainable, community-based architecture that seeks to reclaim and celebrate the cultural legacy of his clients.  His work and philosophy reflect his Apsaalooke (Crow) tribal heritage in Montana.  Mr. Glenn, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture, has been featured in the documentary film, Indigenous Architecture / Living Architecture, and his work was recently featured in the PBS series, Natural Heroes, in a documentary by the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative.  He is a regularly invited speaker at national and international conferences and universities and is co-editor and contributing author for the new book, The Handbook of Contemporary indigenous Architecture, pending publication in 2018 by Springer International.