Cities have been becoming more multicultural with increased migration. Though scholars have emphasized the need to teach cultural aspects and obtain deep understanding of the culture-design relationship, design education and 'people-environments' paradigm, have not fully incorporated it. Cultural aspects can be taught using techniques including games and simulations; library saturation; cultural encounter and experience; naturalistic field research; ethnography; exploring cultural concepts; questioning embedded design values; design programming; and design problem solving. Teaching culture entails imbibing students with a thirst for cultural imagination and cultural creativity, understanding the repercussions of disregarding cultural needs, and the relevance of deep and thorough cultural study. In this paper, I describe one model utilizing cultural design based on in-depth “naturalistic field research” employing architectural and cultural analyses to understand the culture-design relationship.