Lummi Nation Men’s Transitional Housing
Completed: August 2014
Construction Cost: $750,000
Square Footage: 3,200 SF
Client: Lummi Nation
The form of the traditional Salish Lodge is employed to inspire transitional residents coming out of incarceration to start a new life. The Great Room has a central fire and bench seating on each side, like the Lummi Wex’liem. The intention is that the reference to the sacred structure will inspire reverence and the inspiration to make a fresh start to life.
The structure houses 10 double rooms and has a common kitchen to prepare shared meals. Log columns supporting the porch canopies are carved by a local carver. Cedar siding provides an accent feature under the protected canopies, while Hardie-panels complement the design on more weather-exposed surfaces.
While set in a thickly wooded setting, the Lummi Administrative building is across the street and a short walk away, with numerous rehabilitative programs.