Monument Museum of American Indigenous Cultures


Project Details:

The marketing company in Evanston, Illinois with 3,600 sq.ft. floor area intended to renovate the existing offices with major changes of the interior space The Monument-Museum is to act in part as a monument to the tribes fallen at the time of European colonization and as a vehicle through which the strength of the modern American Indigenous cultures can be more widely appreciated through the presentation of their artwork, artistic craftsmanship, ceremonies and celebrations, and teachings from the wide array of Indigenous cultures encompassed by the phrase “Native American.” The beautiful cultures surrounding these First People express a powerful connection with the natural and spiritual world in a way that modern culture has become divorced from. Many museums have been erected to expose people to the cultural artifacts of the Native American people, but this museum seeks to go beyond the exhibition of an object to unveil the spiritual context they were created in within Native American life.

The most important aspect of the design is to create a place that characterizing a vision of the ancient culture and spirituality of Native Americans. The Monument-Museum will be approximately 230,000 sq.ft. and in the process of the national reviews and finishes.

This museum will be highly sustainable to showcase green design and encourage visitors to explore ways in which they can help to preserve the natural world in the same manner that the First People maximized their readily available resources while minimizing their impact on the world. In modern society where people find themselves participating in an economy of thoughtless consumption and waste, an oasis of nature and spiritual contemplation of the human place in the world can significantly enhance many lives and revive the presence of the Native American as a source of wisdom instead of allowing these cultures to vanish.