ParticiPlace: Pinoleville Pomo Nation Living Culture Center

Sponsor: UC Berkeley, Citris, Pinoleville Pomo Nation, Native Cares

Type: Open, international

Fee: None

Language: English


First Prize: $3,000
Second Prize: $2,000
Third Prize: $1,000
In addition:
Sustainable Engineering Innovation Prize: $3,000
Social and Cultural Integrity Prize: $2,000


14 April 2012 – Site visit
10 June 2012 – Submissions due


Chip Crawford, Practice director, HOK Planning Group.
Angela James, Vice Chair and Tribal Historic Preservation director,
Pinoleville Pomo Nation
Taryn Mead
, Director of Consulting, Biomimicry3.8, Biomimicry Guild
Colin Rolfing, Director of Sustainable Design, HOK
Erica Carson, Tribal Historic Preservation assistant director, Pinolevill Pomo Nation

Design Challenge:

To design an offgrid living-culture center for the Pinoleville Pomo Nation

(PPN), a Native American nation in Northern California. The emphasis will be on an onsite-generated, low-energy building which is sensitive to the local culture.

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