Ohkay Owingeh is one of 19 Pueblo tribes in New Mexico. Its central village, Owe’neh Bupingeh, has been occupied for over 700 years and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Owe’neh Bupingeh is composed of four plazas, which were once surrounded by several hundred homes. Sixty homes remain, 34 of which have been rehabilitated in this ongoing project that balances preservation of the plazas with functional renovations of the homes. The project is rooted in the preservation philosophy of Ohkay Owingeh tribal leaders, who value the life of the Pueblo over material conservation, allowing for evolution according to a newly documented set of guidelines and standards that protect the tribe’s sense of place.
Client: Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority
Engineers: ABQ Engineering, M&E Engineering Chris R. Walker Structural Engineers
Contractor: Avanyu General Contracting
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