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Indian Bowl 1957

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Native American Arts & Cultural Facility

Due Date for Entries: February 15, 2011


Design Coalition Entry Wins Design Competition

Northwoods NiiJii Enterprise Community, Inc. was awarded a LINC/Ford Foundation Space for Change Pre-Planning grant for the renovation of a historic downtown Native arts and cultural space. Northwoods NiiJii held a national design competition for preliminary drawings for the renovation of the Lac du Flambeau Indian Bowl. The winning design was from the Design Coalition (Madison WI).

Proposed site plan for the new facility.

main entrance

art gallery and museum shop


More information about the winning entry...




An Energy Efficient Design Competition for Preliminary Drawings for an integrated Woodland Indian Arts and Cultural Facility

• Seasonal Outdoor Amphitheater    
• Art Gallery
• Artist Studios    
• Classrooms
• Integration with Existing Cultural Center


The new structure will be integrated with the George W. Brown, Jr. Ojibwe Museum & Cultural Center, a cultural icon of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation. It sits atop four scenic acres on the shore of Pokegama Lake, in the heart of downtown Lac du Flambeau in northern Wisconsin.


The winning design will receive $6000.



January 5, 2011 – Site Walk Through
February 15, 2011 - Submission of proposals due by 5pm
March 1, 2011 - Selection Jury makes its recommendation(s)
Design Competition Community Award Ceremony


Detailed Description

Please download the complete desciption for more information.

For questions about submissions please contact Kathleen Kvern at 715-588-1514 or kathleenkvern@gmail.com.



Ford Foundation Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development Grants



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