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NEZ PERCE TRIBAL LONGHOUSE - Lapwai, Idaho

 

   Owner:            Nez Perce Tribe

Contact:         Terry Kinder (208) 843-7324 (ext. #5)

Contractor:    TBD

Square Ft.:     TBD

Budget:           TBD

Completed:   TBD

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Longhouse is envisioned to be a cultural and event center for the Nez Perce Tribe.  Currently, an informal gathering space is utilized for cultural events which is heavily under-sized for its current function.  The new Longhouse will provide room for a Sacred Floor, a kitchen and restrooms.  The main entrance to the building will be oriented to the east to respect the rising sun.  The center of the Sacred Floor will be exposed earth, providing a direct connection to the site.

 

Fifty-foot long log poles will provide the structure which will be clad in either cedar planking or a Hardie Panel product.  Translucent panels will provide natural daylight and help to lower utility costs.  The interior will pay homage to Tribal heritage by utilizing a natural materials palette.