Groundbreaking announced: Santee Sioux Nation Family Resource Center

The Santee Sioux Nation Family Resource Center will celebrate an historic groundbreaking on January 10, 2019.  A collaboration of Actual Architecture Co. and PLAIN design-build (a parallel program with FACT at the University of Nebraska College of Architecture), the SSFRC facility encompasses a Child Advocacy Center and a Services and Support Center for residents and members of the Santee Sioux Nation.

The work on the SSCRC facility began late in 2015 as a collaboration between The Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF), The Santee Sioux Tribal Council (SSTC) and the PLAIN 2015-16 design research studio, instructed by Architecture Associate Professor Jason Griffiths. In the spring of 2016 Griffiths and design-build master students created the concept designs and assisted with construction documents for the project in consultation with SSTC and NCFF. Actual Architecture Co. joined the design team as Architect of Record, overseeing Construction Documents, Bidding, and Construction Administration.

The 950 square foot building will be the first, fully-conditioned, cross-laminated timber (CLT) building in the Great Plains region. CLT is an emerging form of construction that offers an alternative to concrete and steel construction. It provides a clean, fast-track assembly system with the benefits of carbon sequestration.

For more details of the groundbreaking follow this link to a detailed announcement.

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