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Scott Moore y Medina Incorporates Identity and History into Projects
Scott Moore y Medina is an architect, community builder and co-founder of Blue Star Integrative Studio, an Indigenous American creative business enterprise headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with satellite offices in California and South Dakota. Blue Star Integrative Studio is a Certified B Corporation dedicated to quality design, environmental excellence and smart community-building.
In his work, Medina creates place-based, common-sense solutions centered on community involvement and local empowerment. He has coordinated several sustainable planning projects and designed healthy, energy-efficient facilities in North America. Medina brings efficient, affordable, replicable, and culturally relevant designs to life while leading game-changing projects that improve lives and support resilient economies.
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Here are some highlights from the LIFT Economy interview with Medina:
- How being a multicultural person lends strengths in bridging cultural divides.
- His experience being mentored by Bob Berkebile at BNIM, one of 15 to study under the architect R. Buckminster Fuller.
- The details of an innovative project in partnership with Thunder Valley CDC on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
- The fundamental importance of rooting into story, history and identity.
- The power in investigating your identity, acknowledging trauma and moving on by being proactive.
LIFT Economy is an impact consulting firm with a mission to create, model and share a locally self-reliant economy that works for the benefit of all life.
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Indigenous-Owned Architectural B Corp Creates Story-Informed Designs was originally published in B the Change on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.