Native American Connections

Phoenix, Arizona

Completion Date
June 2016

This project consists of two structures connected by a central, culturally amenitized courtyard. The first building, a 30,000 SF, three-story structure provides behavioral health services and counseling to an underserved, distressed population. Amenities include a full commercial kitchen, fitness center, talking circle for group therapy, 18 ADA-accessible sleeping pods, sweat lodges, basketball court, child play and family visitation areas, craft room and program space designed to foster healing and personal growth. The second building, a 92,000 SF, single story structure houses administrative staff and three ADA-accessible transitional housing units. 

CHASSE worked closely with the Architect and Owner to overcome inherent structural challenges. The City’s main electrical duct bank that supplies power to the downtown Financial District ran through the middle of the project. A 40-foot long, 18” steel casing had to be directionally bored under the various duct banks to provide a means for the utilities to cross. Our collaborative efforts during preconstruction allowed us to eliminate disruption and impact to this critical infrastructure.