Yakama Nation Housing Authority | Design BuildStatus: Summer | 2007, 2008
From 2005-2008 the University of Washington partnered with the Yakama Nation Housing Authority to design/build prototype housing and a community center on the reservation. Working closely with the community and the YNHA, participants designed and constructed a variety of elements, that ranged from a master plan and housing to shading devices and cladding. An important aspect to the overall project was to have the architecture respond to the Yakama's long cultural heritage. Modeled after the longhouse and tepee, the structure for the trellis echoed their form and became a gathering spot for families. In tandem to the housing, we worked together with the residents of the Adams View neighborhood and the Tribal Council developing the program, scheme and detailing for a 10,000 sqft community center that broke ground in the summer of 2008.
Location: Wapato ,WA
Design: Travis Anderson (roof deck | trellis)
Instructors: Frank Mestemacher | Dana Walker
Thanks: YNHA | Doug Marconi | UW | Minigan Fellowship | Fellow TA's | Peers | Yakama Community
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