Joseph Kunkel | Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative
Joseph, a Northern Cheyenne Tribal Member, is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative and a Visiting Eminent Scholar at the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University within the School of Engineering. A passionate community designer, planner, and educator, Joseph’s work has encompassed several schematic and built community housing projects, the research and publication of 22 case studies and best practices highlighting exemplary Native housing processes, and dozens of workshops and studios to build the design and technical capacity of students and practitioners in Indian Country. At SNCC, he is currently engaged on housing and development projects with Spokane, Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, Biloxi Chitimacha Choctaw, and Mohawk tribes. At ASU, he is developing curriculum and research to amplifying indigenous values and design within the fields of engineering and construction. Joseph holds an undergraduate degree in Architectural Engineering from University of Hartford and a Master of Architecture from University of Maryland. He is the recipient of the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship. His work has been published in Rural Voices, a publication of the Housing Assistance Council.