Projects completed while Principals at NTD Architects
TRIBAL JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY CENTER
The Tule River Tribal Justice Center and Community Center was designed in close collaboration with the Tribal Council. It was important to incorporate elements of the tribe's history into the design. The team drew inspiration from the intricately weaved baskets, traditional housing structures and the sequoia and redwood forests that are part of the tribal land. A complex program of courtrooms, juvenile and adult probation, law enforcement offices, tribal offices, health and fitness, community education and a café. The project was a design build collaboration with many challenges including a bridging design that was essentially scrapped, a limited budget and an aggressive construction schedule that had to be met. These issues were only resolved through great teamwork and collaboration with our construction partners and the client.