Passamaquoddy Tribe | Kikunol Housing

The Kikunol housing project is located in Pleasant Point at the northeastern tip of the United States. The Passamaquoddy people have inhabited this historic area for thousands of years. In the form of a semi-circle, the site plan references traditional gathering protocols. The 17 multifamily homes were designed to blend with a wooded landscape and to honour symbols and shapes that are part of the Passamaquoddy heritage.

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.