ISAPD Interviews Indigenous Leader Regis Pecos of Cochiti Pueblo

As part of the Natural Resources and Government Policy section of the Center for Architecture residency, ISAPD had the distinct pleasure of interviewing tribal elder Regis Pecos.

Regis Pecos, a citizen of Cochiti Pueblo, has served as Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and as Tribal Councilmen of Cochiti Pueblo for over 30 years. Pecos made history as the first Native American trustee in the Ivy League when he was appointed a Princeton Trustee in 1997. For 16 years, he served as the Executive Director of the New Mexico Office of Indian Affairs. Pecos was the former Chief of Staff to the speaker of the New Mexico House of Representatives and former Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs for the Office of the Majority Floor Leader. Over 20 years ago, Pecos founded, and is currently the Co-Director of, the Leadership Institute at Santa Fe Indian School, a think tank for Native youth unique for its culturally-sensitive and community-based approaches that consider and transform the impacts of externally-developed policy on tribal community institutions.

Read the moving interview on the Center for Architecture website!

Center for Architecture + ISAPD Collaborate on a K-12 Architecture at Home Workshop

As part of the Center for Architecture’s K-12 program offerings, ISAPD co-hosted a workshop with children of all ages to delve into how we will live in the future.

What can we learn from the past to help guide us? In this workshop, we looked back to the very first homes ever built here by Native American tribes. These green builders used local, natural materials to create dwellings that were well-suited to the climate and their lifestyles, keeping our built and natural environments in balance. Let these inspire your own designs for a home of the future that carries these ideals into the next century!

About Architecture at Home
Learn more about architecture and design from the comfort of your own home with these free, live, online workshops led by Center for Architecture educators. Each 45-minute session explores an architectural topic through virtual tours, interactive lessons and discussions, and gets kids started on a design project they can complete on their own with simple at-home materials. See more Architecture at Home events here.