Ken Rhyne Presenting Special Program on Native American Culture at Braselton Library on November 13, 2010

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Urban Design Group's Ken Rhyne, noted Native American designer, is making a special presentation at the Braselton Library on November 13, 2010 at 11 am. The event is open to the public.

Nationally-recognized Native American designer Ken Rhyne, a Principal with Urban Design Group, will speak about Native American Culture on Saturday, November 13 at 11 am at the Braselton Library located at 132 West Broadway, Braselton, GA 30517. The program is suitable for all ages from children to adults. There is no charge for the presentation, and it is open to the public. For more information about the library, please visit http://www.braselton.net/library.html.

Rhyne has served as an advocate for Native American issues throughout his life. He is a Tuscarora Indian and a nationally-recognized designer with a talent for respectfully incorporating tribal culture into museums, cultural centers and other types of facilities.

As the father of four daughters, and the grandfather to one little girl, Rhyne also has a gift for talking with children about Native American history and explaining complex issues in terms they easily understand. He enjoys answering questions and helping dispel myths. Rhyne is also very familiar with the Braselton Library because he was one of the principal designers of the facility in 2006.

Rhyne, Allied AIA, is a member of the American Indian Council of Architects and Engineers (AICAE). He has over 35 years of experience in conceptual architectural and interior design projects, including sustainable design, green architecture and the respectful infusion of Native American culture into his work.

His national portfolio includes the Museum of the Seven Feathers in South Carolina, Weedon Island Preserve Educational Center in Florida, Red Hawk Casino in California and the award-winning Cultural Resources Center for the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian and the Kampen Eagle Wing Center in Indiana.

Rhyne is also an accomplished blues singer and harmonica player, and the Ken Rhyne Band was a Nammy (Native American Music Awards) nominee for Best Blues Album of the Year in 2003. Rhyne is a member of the Pfeiffer University Baseball Hall of Fame and was a minor league player for the Washington Senators and Texas Rangers.

Urban Design Group offers architectural, interior design, planning and urban design services to its worldwide clientele from studios in Atlanta, GA, and Dallas, TX. A market leader in the application and advancement of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology, UDG's personnel work on a wide range of projects from hospitality and gaming to corporate and mixed-use.

In the firm's 35-year history, Urban Design Group has completed more than $6 billion dollars in projects worldwide. The firm has received more than 80 design excellence awards and honors, 15 design competition awards and has been featured in hundreds of magazine articles, newspaper pieces and design resource books. For more information, please visit http://www.urbandesigngroup.com.

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