Tsebii’nidzisgai Elementary School
Tsébii’nidzisgai Elementary is an innovative school that embraces the Navajo community it serves. Through a series of community workshops, MHTN, the School District, and Navajo Leaders developed strategies to incorporate Navajo culture throughout the school in appropriate ways that support learning. One of the strategies was to invite students to design the cafeteria floor pattern inspired by Navajo rug designs. The school both respects the Navajo culture and the stunning natural desert location.
SERVICES: Master Plan, Educational Space Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape
AWARDS & RECOGNITION:
Monarch Award for Educational Facility Design, CEFPI Southwest Region
Strength in Partnerships
ELDERS & EDUCATORS
Collaborating with local Navajo elders and educators
BY THE NUMBERS
Monument Valley, UT | 50,000 SF | 2011
Solar orientation and daylighting, enhanced building envelope, ground-source heat exchange HVAC system, and LED lighting. Zero-energy ready.