The project began with a vision for a culturally informed substance abuse treatment model. The Architects West team engaged with Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation on the vision and helped build a comprehensive site and building experience around the care model.
Situated on an 80-acre overall parcel, with approximately 23-acres of development, the project involved programming and master planning. It features a commons building with a full commercial kitchen, activity spaces, administration and professional offices. Separate men’s and women’s dorms, totaling 46 beds, are provided with individual counseling and treatment facilities. The dorms are flexible to include space for both individuals and family groups. The site features outdoor activities ranging from walking trails and sports fields to equestrian uses and sweat lodges. A daycare is provided on the premises for clients with small children.
No utility infrastructure existed on the property, so dry utilities were extended, and wet utilities developed on site – including a water well and cistern system that supplements the nearby community. The entire complex operates on a geothermal heating and cooling system.