IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

IAIA Hosts New Admin Building Groundbreaking Ceremony

Santa Fe, NM | Feb 20, 2013 –

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) will host a groundbreaking ceremony for their new Administrative Services and Welcome Center Building from 4-5:30 p.m. February 22 at the Science and Technology building.

Following opening remarks from IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin  (Cherokee) and IAIA Board of Trustees Chair Loren Kieve (Cherokee), two-time GRAMMY Award-winner Robert Mirabal (Taos Pueblo) will give a ceremonial blessing. Honored guests attending the event will include New Mexico Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Jose Z. Garcia, Santa Fe Mayor David Coss, IAIA Foundation Co-Chairs Tony Abeyta (Navajo) and Mark Bahti, Santa Fe Indian School Superintendent Everett Chavez (Kewa), Janell Fredericks on behalf of Senator Martin Heinrich, and Matt Roybal on behalf of Congressman Ben Ray Lujan.

There will be a program and reception in the Science and Technology Building immediately following the ground breaking. Featured speakers will be Dr. Robert Martin, Loren Kieve, Robert Mirabal, and Dyron Murphy. Albuquerque-based Dyron Murphy Architects designed the new Administrative Services and Welcome Center.

The two-story Welcome Center will provide office space for various student support services and administrative departments, and will include gallery space to display both student and donated art. The building will be adjacent to the Science and Technology Building on the east side of campus and will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certified, green built.

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Contact Information

Alex Shapiro,  505-424-2309 or ashapiro@iaia.edu