Indigenous Design Collaborative

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The Indigenous Design Collaborative (IDC) is a community-driven design and construction program, which brings together tribal community members, industry and a multidisciplinary team of ASU students and faculty to co-design and co-develop solutions for tribal communities in Arizona. Projects range from tribal sustainable housing to urban Indigenous place-keeping studies. The initiative prioritizes historical understanding, community-driven metrics, Indigenous design thinking, technological innovation, local vernacular intelligence, holistic systems solutions thinking, and collaboration with local practitioners.

Our Team

Portrait of Claudio Vekstein

Claudio Vekstein 
IDC Design Director

Portrait of Tierra Miller

Tierra Miller
Program Manager

Portrait of Luke Edgewater

Luke Edgewater


Portrait of Skye Gillson

Skye Gillson
Design/ Research 

Portrait of Selina Martinez

Selina Martinez
Instructional Professional

Portrait of Harding Eddie

Harding Eddie
Design/ Research


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