The first installment in the School of Architecture and Planning's Monday Night Lecture Series, is set for tonight, Monday, Aug. 23 from 5:30 – 6:45 in the auditorium of George Pearl Hall. The fall series, which focuses on indigenous architecture, is free and open to the public.

David Sloan, Dine, of David Sloan Architects, is a 1976 graduate of the UNM architecture program and is a registered architect in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado.

"While our culture is diverse – different languages, customs, art and architecture; we share many common visions, values and ideals," Sloan said.

Native American communities have special relationships to their land and the built environment. "We want to build on this legacy which produces and reinforces those values and ideals," Sloan said.
Sloan's main focus is to help fellow indigenous cultures with basic infrastructure across native lands in housing, healthcare, governmental, office and educational facilities.

The lecture series coincides with a course on

The lecture series coincides with a course on
indigenous architecture being taught this fall by Ted Jojola, community and regional planning, and Eleni Bastea, architecture.

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