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Deswood Etsitty

Facilities Planner, Indian Health Service

Deswood has 17 years of experience in architecture, specifically healthcare projects on the Navajo Nation. From Piñon, AZ, he obtained his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame in 1993. He served in the role of Medical Planner and Cultural Liaison for the design of the new Kayenta Health Center. His extensive participation in the design of the Kayenta facility was instrumental in its culturally sensitive design. He firmly believes that architecture, from hogan dwellings to large scale civic facilities, have and should continue to have an enriching effect on the lives of Diné people.