Entry Title: "American Indian Cultural Center and Museum"
Dana Smith
, Los Angeles,United States
Category and Expertise: Architectural Design, Professional

Entry Description:

The project celebrates the rich Native American culture of 39 indigenous tribes. The building arises from the earthintegrated into a large spiral mound representing the journey of life, encircling an eternal campfire flame. The history of the Indians (circular earth mound) and white settlers (circular building form) intersect, resolving in the soaring, glass Hall of the People. The project is an extraordinary 17-year collaboration between the planners, architects, engineers, exhibit designers and landscape architects all contributed to the projects vision.

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Johnson Fain is a fully integrated design studio in architecture, urban design & planning and interior design. Founded by two former University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Design School classmates, the office provides design services in a diverse range of project types. Scott Johnson, Design Partner and William Fain, Managing Partner and Director of Urban Design & Planning, personally oversee the work of Principals, other management personnel and studio staff.