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Selecting Architects and Contractors

Determine the ideal relationships that balance your needs and capacity with your wants and ambitions.


  • Selecting and Working with Architects & Contractors 
    The process of developing a tribal museum requires many partners. Among the most critical are the architectural firm and contracting company which will collaborate with the tribe in the development and realization of the community’s vision. This webinar provides clarity into what may seem to be an intimidating and expert-driven process and aims to give your community representatives a solid foundation from which to begin these important relationships. The construction industry has changed substantially in recent decades, offering numerous approaches that can provide great benefit to Indian Country. This presentation covers the differences between general contractors and construction managers as well as the pros and cons of the more traditional design-bid-build process as compared with the newer integrated design-build approaches. The session concludes with a recorded group discussion of procurement processes and how to overcome any challenges these processes may present.


  • You and Your Architect
  • Primer on Project Delivery


  • Akwesasne Heritage Complex Architecture Feasibility Report
  • John Hair Cultural Center & Museum Expansion Blueprints
  • Architectural Rendering

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