Sinte Gleska University Masterplan

Rosebud, SD

Sinte Gleska University, the oldest tribal university in the Americas, was founded fifty years ago in Rosebud, South Dakota, by the Sicangu Band of the Lakota Nation.


RoTo worked with Tribal members to develop a long term strategic and master plan for an entirely new campus on a prairie adjacent to a lake. New infrastructure and multiple buildings were planned and three were built.


The Elders asked us to listen to their stories as we designed the land plan, and the architecture, metaphorically instrumental in teaching cosmology, spiritual and physical geography, energy harvesting, and construction. 

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Los Angeles Office

323 226-1112

600 Moulton Avenue #405

Los Angeles, California

90031 USA

Bay Area Office

628 280-2994

795 Goodwin Ave

Penngrove, California

94951 USA

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