Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship
Intern Architect, Greer Stafford/SJCF Architecture, Inc.
University of New Mexico (M.Arch)
Culturally appropriate design
Geraldene Blackgoat has a strong passion for culturally appropriate design, which inspired her focus in graduate school at the University of New Mexico. She conducted community participatory research on Navajo ritual and ceremonial spaces in housing, and received the King Medal for Excellence in Architectural & Environmental Design Research from Architectural Research Centers Consortium. Geraldene is at Greer Stafford/SJCF Architecture where they specialize in designing K-12 schools. Geraldene serves as a board member with American Indian Council of Architects & Engineers and is an active member of UNM School of Architecture + Planning Alumni Chapter. As an AIA Albuquerque member, Geraldene volunteers with the School Zone Institute, an initiative to engage elementary students in architecture. In addition, she organized her former high school’s first College Encouragement Day where alumni shared their successful endeavors and careers with current high school students.
Read Geraldene’s AIA member feature here.