Sinte Gleska University Masterplan
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.