Bemidji, MN 2003
The goal of this 10,000 square foot facility is to help integrate the Ojibwe culture with the academic experience of Native American students, and the student body as a whole. It features a large oval gathering space in an abstract lodge form, as well as a student lounge, classrooms, computer lab, meeting rooms, exhibit areas, office space, and a kitchen. The gathering space is clad in simulated stone and pre-finished metal. A brick cavity wall with interior burnished concrete block provides visual warmth and durability to the rectangular wing of the building.