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Pahin Sinte Owayawa School

Porcupine, SD

Encompass Architects was honored to work on this replacement school for the Porcupine Day School, located in Porcupine, SD on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.  The new 72,000 square foot school serves a student population of 301 students and is programmed to facilitate and support multi-grade learning units.  Space for specialty programs such as special education; gifted and talented; physical education and athletics; media center; technology; support for science, art, music and other curriculum is also included.  

The facility achieved a LEED Silver Certification status and is the first school in South Dakota to achieve this certification.  In addition, the project was awarded the full 39 credits that it applied for - a unique accomplishment within the LEED system.


Kyle Detention and Justice Facility

Kyle, SD

A previous evaluation report on the existing facilities, completed by Encompass Architects, helped representatives of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, building staff and facility users to ultimately make the necessary decisions as to the extent of work scope included in the two projects as well as make the decision to embark on the design of this comprehensive Justice Facility.

The Kyle Justice Center for the Oglala Sioux Tribe is programmed and designed as a new model type for BIA projects incorporating all regional Tribal related justice funcitons.

The project is approximately 105,000 SF and includes: courts and courts administration; attorney general's department; law enforcement; 911 dispatch, and detention for adult males and females. The project includes 110 beds in three housing pods utilizing a combination of direct and indirect supervision models to maximize staffing efficiency. Also includes 40 intake beds for short-term housing.

In addition to maximizing staffing and operational efficiency, the project was also designed to maximize energy efficiency.


Inter-tribal Youth Services of Nebraska

Walthill, NE

The Omaha Nation Community Response Team (ONCRT) approached Encompass Architects to design a Master Plan for a proposed Nebraska Inter-tribal Youth Services Center (ITYSC). The primary focus of the master plan included the translation of previously identified needs of Nebraska Tribal youth into appropriate physical environments.

The Owner wanted the facility to reflect cultural aspects of four Nebraska Tribes with the rehabilitation process focused on the Omaha, Winnebago, Santee, and Ponca culture and traditions.

The main objective for the center is to focus on the rehabilitation and educational programs to provide an encompassing housing and support structure for Nebraska tribal youth. The design goals for the center was to create an environment to support the total system of care including community support services as well as be residential in nature and create a normalized environment for the youth. The Owner also wanted the building to be an example of sustainability, both environmentally and economically.


Cove Day School

Red Valley, AZ

Encompass Architects was selected to provide full architectural design services for this replacement school project. The project will replace the existing Cove Day School in Red Valley, AZ. The old school was built in 1959 and served approximately 48 students from kindergarten through sixth-grade and had significant deficiencies regarding building code, life safety, and security systems;mechanical and electrical systems; building envelope and energy efficiency aspects; and educational program requirements including insufficient general and special instructional space.

The new 28,000 SF building is designed to serve a future student population of 100 students and is programmed to facilitate and support multi-grade learning units. Additionally, new program space includes accommodations for specialty programs such as special education; gifted and talented; physical education and athletics; media center, technology; support for science, art, music and other curriculums. This facility is designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification status.