Geraldene Blackgoat, AICAE, LEED Green Associate

Intern Architect

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As a member of IDS+A, Geraldene is a recent graduate of the undergraduate architecture program at UNM. She has over 5 years of experience working in the educational field with Native American youth with her previous work. Geraldene is a strong supporter of culturally appropriate and sustainable design, especially with Native American tribes. She was raised on the Navajo Nation and knows and appreciates the culture and values that were instilled in her upbringing. She just served as the president of the American Indian Council of Architects + Engineers (AICAE) at UNM; as the president, she took advantage of opportunities for networking and gaining knowledge about the architectural and engineering fields for the members.

To’dichiinii nishli
(Bitter Water People)
Naanesht’eezhí Tachii’nii ba’shishchiin
(Coal Streaked People)
Tábaahí dashicheíi aadoo
(Water Edge People)
Dibélizhiní dashinali
(Black Sheep People)

Education & Professional Credentials:
  • Master of Architecture, University of New Mexico, 2016 (anticipated) 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, University of New Mexico, 2012
  • President, American Indian Council of Architects + Engineers Student Chapter, UNM 2012-2013
  • Member, American Institute of Architect Student Chapter, UNM 2013
  • Program Assistant, Futures for Children, 2006-2011
  • Associate of Arts, Central New Mexico Community College, 2009