Client: Hopi Tribal Housing Authority

Location: First Mesa, AZ; Sipaulovi, AZ; Bacavi, AZ; Kykotsmovi, AZ

Size: 20,892 Total SF, 1,300 – 1,500 Unit Average SF

Dyron Murphy Architects, P.C. developed 12 single family homes on scattered and remote sites for the Hopi Tribal Housing Authority. The project consists of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom units ranging in size from 1,300 to 1,500 square feet and sited on ½ acre parcels.

The design was prepared so that homeowners could construct additional bedrooms, if necessary, to the houses without compromising the primary functional space. The need for large dining and living space served as the core of the home, since family gatherings and cultural events are an integral part of Hopi lifeways. The design of the home was intended to express traditional Pueblo design, coupled with contemporary housing design. We utilized wood beams and columns in order to include native materials as part of the design solution. Because wind is a critical factor on the Hopi reservation, metal roofing was employed as a preferred material over asphalt shingles, leading to reduced maintenance costs. Construction is conventional wood frame and stucco with carports and combination of pitched and sloped/flat roofs.

Key Staff
Dyron Murphy
Armando Romero