The Handbook of Contemporary Indigenous Architecture

  • Elizabeth Grant
  • Kelly Greenop
  • Albert L. Refiti
  • Daniel J.  Glenn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Elizabeth Grant, Kelly Greenop, Albert L. Refiti, Daniel J. Glenn
    Pages 1-22
  3. Architecture and Placemaking: Regional Overviews

  4. Case Studies and Discourse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Francoise Lane, Andrew Lane, Kelly Greenop
      Pages 331-346
    3. Grant Revell, Scott Heyes, David Jones, Darryl Low Choy, Richard Tucker, Susan Bird
      Pages 465-493
    4. A.-Chr. (Tina) Engels-Schwarzpaul, Albert L. Refiti
      Pages 677-695
    5. Joy Monice Malnar, Frank Vodvarka
      Pages 777-804
  5. Elizabeth Grant, Kelly Greenop, Albert L. Refiti, Daniel J. Glenn
    Pages E1-E1
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 955-1001

About this book


This Handbook provides the first comprehensive international overview of significant contemporary Indigenous architecture, practice, and discourse, showcasing established and emerging Indigenous authors and practitioners from Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Canada, USA and other countries. It captures the breadth and depth of contemporary work in the field, establishes the historical and present context of the work, and highlights important future directions for research and practice. The topics covered include Indigenous placemaking, identity, cultural regeneration and Indigenous knowledges. The book brings together eminent and emerging scholars and practitioners to discuss and compare major projects and design approaches, to reflect on the main issues and debates, while enhancing theoretical understandings of contemporary Indigenous architecture.The book is an indispensable resource for scholars, students, policy makers, and other professionals seeking to understand the ways in which Indigenous people have a built tradition or aspire to translate their cultures into the built environment. It is also an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in the field of the built environment, who need up-to-date knowledge of current practices and discourse on Indigenous peoples and their architecture.


Indigenous Architecture Contemporary Indigenous Design Indigenous Placemaking Metis Architecture Aboriginal Architecture Torres Strait Islander Architecture Native American Architecture Maori Architecture First Nations Architecture First Peoples Architecture Pacific Architecture Pacific Islander Architecture Inuit Architecture

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth Grant
    • 1
  • Kelly Greenop
    • 2
  • Albert L. Refiti
    • 3
  • Daniel J.  Glenn
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and DesignThe University of CanberraCanberraAustralia
  2. 2.School of ArchitectureThe University of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of Design and Creative TechnologiesAuckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand
  4. 4.Seven Directions Architects and PlannersSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6903-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6904-8
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