The Institute of American Indian Arts’s Lloyd Kiva New Welcome Center was designed to demonstrate the IAIA’s commitment to sustainable design. The location of the two-story facility honors the sun’s path, keeping the east/west axis open with a direct view from the ceremonial courtyard to a traditional Navajo Hogan located on the east side of the campus. The building accommodates numerous departments including IT, Human Resources, Academic Recruiting, Institutional Advancement, Information Technology, Finance, Sponsor Foundations, and the President’s Office.
The building was designed to meet LEED Gold certification and Energy Star certifications but was not certified at the request of the client. (Owners often decline certification because it increases project costs.)
PBI’s role: Initialize architectural programming and budgeting; draft RFP; select architect; select contractor; manage construction; oversee closeout.
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Architect: Dyron Murphy Associates