The new, 50,000-sf Benewah Medical Center in Plummer, Idaho, is located on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation. The center serves both tribal members and local community members, which is a unique model for a Tribal-owned community health center.
Designed by NAC Architecture to achieve LEED Silver, the building celebrates the Tribe’s relationship to the land, appearing to rise from the earth as a natural formation using natural materials from the local environment. A roof garden not only provides comfortable outdoor space for the staff and community, but also an expansion space for future growth. The Rotunda in the center of the building represents a gathering place for the community to come together to celebrate the culture and traditions of the Tribe.