About 'Ike Honua
Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) provide sustainable frameworks for resource management and the production of the built environment. Dr. James Miller’s research investigates the use of IKS in the production of culturally supportive environments. As the founder of ‘Ike Honua Dr. Miller aims to quickly disseminate research findings to communities in the field, and build frameworks toward long term solutions that utilize the locally-embedded IKS, utilizing partnerships with nonprofit and government entities. This work is then brought into the classroom to engage students with IKS, evidence-based design, and community development.
In design projects our team places context at the forefront of problem-solving in projects, building relationships with local communities and the land. We search for practical and innovative solutions that bring to the forefront inclusive processes and design solutions that empower and build community.