Historic Preservation and Resiliency: Traditional Pueblo Villages

On Tuesday, October 27 at 1:30 pm Shawn Evans, AIA, Associate Principal, will present “Historic Preservation and Resiliency: Traditional Pueblo Villages” to students of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Shawn’s presentation will summarize the results of his two-year collaborative study of the physical conditions and place-based preservation approaches of pueblos. The study was supported by a Fitch Foundation fellowship. The talk will also highlight Atkin Olshin Schade Architects’ decade-long rehabilitation project at Ohkay Owingeh. The study and our ongoing projects with the Pueblos are reshaping federal preservation and housing policy, building the awareness of the need for greater self-determination by the tribes.

The talk is open to the public. More information can be found here. Shawn recently presented this work to the National Tribal Historic Preservation Conference and the National Council for Preservation Education.

“I am excited to present some of our current work at the Penn Museum, where much of the first fifteen years of my career at AOS was spent. During the planning and design of the Mainwaring Wing, Museum HSR, and Master Plan projects, I became intimately familiar with the institution and its amazing collections and programs. The Penn Museum has long been at the forefront of indigenous rights vis-a-vis museum collections – to be able to expand this discussion into indigenous rights in architectural preservation is a real honor.” – Shawn Evans