Dwelling: Conception

Besides being the private residence of Kent & Kathy Lawrence, Kickapoo Dwelling was from the very start conceived by the couple to be a modern and sustainable demonstration home.

The Dwelling and its power generating facilities were built entirely at their own expense and involved the engagement of two architectural firms in a preliminary design competition. Ultimately, Greene & Proppe Design Inc. was retained to plan, design, and oversee the construction of the residence and its interior. It should be noted that Greene & Proppe Design’s final plans were employed in the construction of Kickapoo Dwelling with surprisingly few modifications.

Designed primarily to meet the owners' personal needs and desires, the development concepts also included plans for the Foundation’s use of the Dwelling for meetings, its library, equipment and base of operations. Most of these functions will be relocated to Kickapoo Center, a separate meeting and equipment and storage facility.