Daniel J. Glenn AIA, AICAE, is the Principal Architect of 7 Directions Architects/Planners, a Native American-owned firm based in Seattle, Washington, specializing in culturally and environmentally responsive architecture and planning. He is a member of the Ties in a Bundle Clan and child of the Greasy Mouth Clan of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation of Montana. Mr. Glenn, a graduate of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning and Montana State University School of Architecture, has more than 30 years of experience in architectural practice and he has taught architectural design at the University of Washington, Arizona State University, Montana State University and the Boston Architectural Center.
Mr. Glenn is an internationally recognised expert in design for Native American communities and was selected to be a technical advisor for the HUD (US Housing and Urban Development Department) Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Initiative and is a regularly invited speaker at national and international conferences and universities. His projects include the Skokomish Community Center for the Skokomish Tribe of Washington, designed to be Net Zero, the University of Montana Payne Family Native American Center, a LEED Platinum project, the Place of Hidden Waters for the Puyallup Tribe, the 2012 LEED for Homes Project of the Year, and the Little Big Horn College Campus and buildings in his family’s home town of Crow Agency on the Crow Reservation in Montana.
He has been featured in the 2005 film, Indigenous Architecture / Living Architecture, by Mushkeg Media and the book, Design Re-Imagined: New Architecture on Indigenous Lands published in 2013 by the University of Minnesota Press. His work was featured in the PBS Natural Heroes episode 'Native American Green', in 2016 and he is part of a team of Indigenous architects led by Douglas Cardinal representing First Nations and Native American architects of Turtle Island at the 2018 Venice Biennale.