Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa

Faculty Advisor

Mathews, Lauren M.

Project Center

Sante Fe, New Mexico


For generations, indigenous communities’ traditions have evolved and it is necessary that the planning process of buildings on indigenous lands reflects them. The following report recommends multimedia exhibit designs for the University of New Mexico’s Indigenous Design and Planning Institute which showcase the works of contemporary Pueblo architecture. We gathered information on interactive multimedia technologies available through observational studies and collected data on peoples’ preferences of interactives through standardized interviews. To understand exhibit design, we interviewed exhibit designers and visitors. These objectives led to a well-developed plan for an exhibit that will inform the public and future architects on designing contemporary buildings on indigenous lands.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology