Puyallup Tribe of Indians | Place of Hidden Waters

Place of Hidden Waters represents culturally and environmentally responsive new housing for the Puyallup Tribe in the Pacific Northwest, one that achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes Platinum certification. The project is located on traditional Puyallup tribal lands on a hill overlooking the Puget Sound tidal flats (Tacoma, Washington State).

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.