Tangentyere Design is an architectural enterprise of Tangentyere Council. Its core function is to provide appropriate architectural and project management services to Aboriginal clients and communities in the Central Desert region. Tangentyere Design is committed to working with town camp residents, and other remote communities, in providing design assistance in housing and other community building projects. Tangentyere Design works also on private commissions and offers architectural services to a variety of governmental and commercial clients.
Tangentyere Design operates under a Charitable Trust arrangement to relieve the poverty, sickness, destitution, distress, suffering, misfortune or helplessness of Aboriginal people in Central Australia.
Tangentyere Council created an architectural division in the early 1980s to assist town campers in securing land tenure and to provide design advice for housing and community facilities on the newly established leases. Through extensive consultation with town camp residents, a variety of housing types and designs were created and modified over the years. In the 1990s Tangentyere Design formed as a social enterprise of Tangentyere Council; and in 2006 the practice became a fully registered architectural firm.
Tangentyere Design is an award winning architectural firm with a distinguished history of professional work in Central Australia. For three decades Tangentyere Design has been at the forefront of national efforts to design, develop and deliver appropriate housing and community facilities for Aboriginal Australians. Through its extensive research and consultation with Aboriginal people, the practice has been responsible over the years for developing unique and affordable architectural solutions to community challenges.
In addition to its work with the residents of the Alice Springs town camps, Tangentyere Design also provides architectural and project management services to other remote regions of the Northern Territory. Projects include childcare centres, cultural centres, art centres, housing, office accommodation and community kitchens and other facilities. Our work also extends to private commissions, where we have provided professional design and project management services to small private clients as well as to larger commercial concerns.
Tangentyere Design has been instrumental in setting the benchmark for appropriate material specifications, for secure environments and for climatically responsive buildings. We have historically - and remain to this day - committed to providing architectural and project management services to Aboriginal clients, government agencies, private individuals and commercial enterprises throughout the Northern Territory.
Tangentyere Design has won the recognition of the Australian Institute of Architects by winning a variety of prestigious design awards over the years. These have included:
Public Buildings Award, Commendation
Tracy Memorial Award
Interior Award, Commendation
President’s Award, Recycled Buildings
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