Pilot Project to Aid in the Development of a Preservation Plan for Old Acoma Village

Dec 01, 2008

The aim of this project was to produce a handbook for use by the community at Acoma to aid the preservation of their village. The result of the project was centered on the assumption that any meaningful preservation at Acoma had to be community based. The first step in the preservation process is to develop an awareness of the significance of the architecture, underscoring the vital balance of settlement and environment. The next step is to reintroduce traditional methods and materials of construction as an important factor in maintaining the village, preserving the old materials, and reviving the ceremonial traditions of building and maintenance.

Dennis G. Playdon (Temple University)
Kate Wingert-Playdon (Temple University)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The American Institute of Architects

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