Navajo Architect to Design CIT Building

Nov 15th, 1996 | By | Category: 8-3: Ceremony, Tribal College News

Crownpoint Institute of Technology has selected David N. Sloan and Associates of Albuquerque, N.M., as the architect to design the school’s new education and administration complex. Construction is scheduled to begin in May 1997. Sloan, a Navajo architect who grew up in the Crownpoint, N.M., area, has experience in culture-sensitive design honoring Native American heritage.

“In addition to classrooms and offices, the 46,000 square foot building will house many of our Navajo Nation’s hopes,” says Crownpoint Institute of Technology President James M. Tutt. The construction will be financed by a $4.5 million Economic Development Administration grant and a $500,000 grant from the Navajo Nation, and $50,000 from the New Mexico State Legislature for a child care center.

The complex will include a new veterinary hospital and learning center with state-of-the-art technologies. With a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, CIT is purchasing anatomy and physiology software.

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