Interpretive planner and exhibit developer consulting with Ralph Appelbaum Associates for the American Indian Cultural Center Museum, Oklahoma City (2004-2006).
The challenge? Integrate a hundred-odd hours of recorded documentation and transcripts – representing years of Native American community design visits and curatorial perspectives – into a fast-track conceptual and schematic planning phase driven by architectural and construction timetables.
The approach? With academic leadership these manifold voices were brought into dialogue with opportunities for storytelling and learning that could be fused with architecture (Johnson Fain, Los Angeles), landscape (Hargreaves Associates, San Francisco) and cultural economic and sustainability modeling (Lord Cultural Resources, Toronto).
The result? A strategic vision to embue 39 indigenous and independent “national” and cultural perspectives into long-range plans for exhibitions, programming and interventions into the building and landscape.