Owe’neh Bupingeh Preservation Plan and Rehabilitation Project

Team:  Atkins Olshin Schade Architects, The Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority

Location: Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico

Issues addressed:  Cultural Heritage, Historic Preservation, Education, Affordable Housing, Job Training, Community Building, Local Identity

Project Description:  Re-creating a more vital Pueblo center and reinvigorating cultural heritage traditions through the rehabilitation of the historic Pueblo core was this project’s focus. The pueblo core is the spiritual, social and cultural center of the Pueblo.  Community members were trained in traditional building techniques and played a key role in rebuilding the houses and community spaces. The project also re-appropriated preservation practices and treatment of the Pueblos’ cultural resources from federal guidelines to what is suitable for Ohkay Owingeh.