Navajo Nation | Nageezi House

The Nageezi House is a sustainable and affordable design/build project of the Arizona State University (ASU) Stardust Center. It was the first home to be built using Navajo FlexCrete, a subsidiary of the Navajo Housing Authority. The home was designed and built with a Navajo elder family in Nageezi, NM with a team of professionals and students from ASU’s department of Architecture. The project was a collaboration with the Navajo Housing Authority.

This case study forms part of the Case Studies 2013 project by the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC). These case studies are foundational to SNCC's multi-year effort to research and share the exciting work that tribes are undertaking across the country.

About The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative

The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC) was founded in New Mexico in 2009 to advance the development of culturally and environmentally responsive housing design within American Indian communities.

Through planning, architectural design, technical assistance and research, the collaborative help tribal communities gain self-sufficiency, improve their impacts on the natural world, and develop healthy, green, culturally-appropriate communities.