Lummi Nation Transitional Housing

Affordable Housing, Lummi Nation, Bellingham, Washington



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.

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