|CLIENT:||sagkeeng first nation|
|CONTRACT TYPE:||stipulated sum|
|Project SIZE:||45,000 sq. ft.|
Both the rotunda and the elder’s room are comprised of 13 segments, representing the 13 poles of a tepee. Architectural finishes were constructed around a number of themes, such as the floors that contain culturally meaningful geometrical shapes and insets.
The elementary school outdoor features include play structures, community centre, running oval and multiple sports fields.
Almost 15% of the project costs were sourced from within the community including labour, materials, equipment and subcontractors. Bird implemented training programs for local workers that produced long-term employment qualification to a number of community members.