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Theodore Edaakie, Assoc. AIA, AICAE

Intern Architect


Contact Info:
email: tedaakie@ids-a.com
As an Intern Architect at Indigenous Design Studio + Architecture (IDS+A), Theo has enjoyed the unique challenges that go along with designing and collaborating with Native communities. Since attaining a Master of Architecture degree from the University of New Mexico, he has become a Project Manager and he is working hard to become Isleta Pueblo’s first licensed architect. While in the both the undergraduate and graduate programs, he received several distinctions of award through UNM and the School of Architecture and Planning, and served as the president of the American Indian Council of Architects + Engineers (AICAE) UNM student chapter. A great influence on Mr. Edaakie is his sense of identity. Since he was raised in Isleta Pueblo, he learned the importance of culture, values, and community. While his own identity is important to him, Theo is inspired to learn about other communities so he can create spaces that honor and empower the people that will use them.

Theodore Edaakie is a tribal member of Isleta Pueblo, and is also part Zuni. 



Education & Professional Credentials:
  • Master of Architecture, University of New Mexico, 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, University of New Mexico, 2012
  • Awarded, ARCC King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural and Environmental Research, 2015
  • Inductee, Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, 2014
  • President, American Indian Council of Architects and Engineers Student Chapter, UNM 2013-2014
  • Awarded, Dean’s Council for Design and Planning Excellence Award
  • Intern, National Park Service, 2011