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College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2451

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Anne Marshall

Anne L Marshall, PhD

Office: AAS 304
Phone: (208) 885-2891
Email: annem@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Architecture Program
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451
Moscow, ID 83844-2451

College of Art & Architecture
Architecture Program

Home Town: New Orleans
Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 1996

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Indigenous architecture and landscapes in North America
    • Architectural history
    • Social and cultural dimensions of architecture and urban space
    • Architectural design
    • Urban and community design and regeneration
  • Biography
    Anne Lawrason Marshall is a Professor of Architecture and American Indian Studies at the University of Idaho. She is a registered architect who has practiced professionally in various firms, including the Connecticut office of Pritzker-Prize winner Kevin Roche and her own office in Berkeley. Her work with Kevin Roche has been published and exhibited at Yale University, the Museum of the City of New York, and the National Building Museum in 2011-2012.

    Her most recent research — published in two book chapters and presented at international conferences in Dubai, New York, Melbourne, Beirut and Oxford — examines architectures within contemporary Indigenous communities in North America, with a focus on tribal museums and cultural centers.

    She has also conducted research on the architecture and siting of great houses at Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, and presented her work more than 20 times as an invited speaker and as a conference participant. Her Chaco scholarship — supported by numerous grants from the Graham Foundation, the Idaho Humanities Council, University of California, Berkeley, University of Illinois and University of Idaho — has been the subject of three published book chapters and an extensive website.

    Dr. Marshall teaches architectural history, architectural theory, architectural design, urban and community design, Native American architecture, and a seminar entitled "Identity and Place in Global Space."
  • Selected Publications
    • Marshall, Anne L. “Collaborative Indigenous Design: The Museum At Warm Springs.” In Contemporary Indigenous Architecture: Local Traditions, Global Winds, T. Jojola, E. Bastéa and L. Paxson (ed.), University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque (book proposal in review).
    • Marshall, Anne Lawrason. “Indigenous Architecture: Envisioning, Designing, and Building The Museum At Warm Springs.” PhD diss., Arizona State University, 2012.
    • Marshall, Anne L. “Constructing Tribal Architectures and Identities in Native American Museums and Cultural Centers.” In Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration and Convergence, Jaynie Anderson (ed.), Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, Australia, 2009.
    • Singh, Rana P.B., John McKim Malville, and Anne L. Marshall. “Death and Transformation at Gaya: Pilgrimage, Ancestors and the Sun.” In Pilgrimage: Sacred Landscapes and Self-Organized Complexity, J. M. Malville and R. K. Bhattacharya (ed.), Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts/ D. K. Printworld, New Delhi, India, 2009.
    • Marshall, Anne L. “Tradition and Tribal Nations: Constructing Native American Architectures and Identities. In Identity Politics and the Reinscription of Space (Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Working Papers Series), Nezar AlSayyad (ed.), International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Berkeley, 2008.
    • Marshall, Anne L. “The Siting of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon.” In Pueblo Bonito: Center of the Chacoan World, Jill Neitzel (ed.), Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 2003.
    • Marshall, Anne L. “Tribal Borders and their Exclusion of Sacred Landscapes.” In Politics of Cartography (Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Working Papers Series), Nezar AlSayyad (ed.), International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, Berkeley, 2002.
  • Research Projects
    The Siting of Chacoan Great Houses

    In Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, Indigenous people constructed more than a dozen monumental stone buildings, known as great houses c. AD 850-1150. The central question of much of my research has been: Why were each of the great houses built where they were? To help document the great houses in their landscapes, I photographed and created QuickTime VRs—dynamic, digital panoramic images. I developed a web site with maps, plans, QuickTime VRs, and text introducing each outlying great house:

    Anasazi Great Houses
    For a complete list of my Chaco publications and presentations, go to the Bibliography of the Chaco Research Archive

    Designing Tribal Museums and Cultural Centers

    Indigenous communities have established approximately 200 tribal museums and cultural centers in North America. What critical activities do tribal members and designers do to create culturally appropriate Indigenous architectures that meet needs of contemporary Indigenous communities? And how are Indigenous traditions honored during processes of designing? To address these questions, I interviewed tribal members, designers, and others involved in designing The Museum At Warm Springs in central Oregon. Interviews revealed that collaboration—within the interdisciplinary design team and between designers and Tribal members and contractors—was key. Tribal members shared cultural knowledge with designers who adapted to Indigenous modes of communication. Designers were sensitive to the landscape and committed to representing the Tribes and their world.


  • Outreach Projects
  • Awards and Honors
    • Faculty Service Learning Fellow, University of Idaho, 2008
    • Faculty advisor to second place winners of the national Leading Edge Student Design Competition for a sustainable arts magnet school in Los Angeles, 2002
    • Graham Foundation Grant, Graham Foundation for Advanced Study in the Arts, “Chacoan Great Houses,” 2000
    • Idaho Humanities Council Fellow, Idaho Humanities Council, “Chacoan Great Houses,” 2000
    • Fine and Applied Arts Special Award, University of Illinois, “Siting of Anasazi Structures in the Landscape,” 1995