In the heart of the Northern Cheyenne community near the Little Wolf Capital Building, a growing need emerged for a modern, culturally infused childcare facility. Answering this call, Architects Alaska conceptualized a two-story building that harmoniously marries tradition and modernity. The daylighted basement promises spirited playtimes, while the ground floor introduces classrooms and a kitchen dedicated to indigenous, wholesome meals. Upstairs, diverse learning spaces, offices, and a kitchenette find their place.
Externally, convenience is key: dual parking zones for the public and staff, coupled with a year-round play area, signify thoughtful design. A culturally resonant tee-pee entrance greets visitors, symbolizing the tribe’s heritage. Ensuring the children’s safety is paramount, with a protective fence and a monitored main entry point.
Rapidly advancing, Architects Alaska delivered preliminary designs within two weeks. Awaiting funding approval, this $5-6 million vision is poised to become the community’s beacon of growth and tradition.