American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

Museum of the American Indian

Citation Award

Unbuilt Design

Situated in Novato’s Miwok Park, this new building for the Museum of the American Indian (MAI) will house their permanent collection of Native American artifacts, host exhibits of contemporary artists and provide educational programs for 4000 elementary students each year. The design and materiality of the building is inspired by traditional Miwok structures, which combine nature and community to heighten the spirit of place.


Architect
Kuth/Ranieri Architects
Geotechnical Engineer
Langan Treadwell Rollo
Structural Engineer
Forrell Elsesser
Location
Novato, CA
Competition
Design Awards 2014