CSM Group recently completed two projects for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi in Dowagiac, Michigan. The purpose behind these projects is to restore the spirit and ideals of native justice and well-being within the Pokagon community, and we are proud to help them achieve that. Below is an overview of each project.
This two-story health center expansion includes a 14,000-square-foot first-floor footprint and 3,700 square feet of renovations within the existing dental area. Highlights of the first floor will include a family activity center, men’s and women’s toilet and locker rooms, storage, future build-out space, and circulation space. Highlights of the second floor include 10 behavioral health offices, group room, toilet room, break alcove, registration and waiting areas, vestibule and corridors, and storage, mechanical, and electrical rooms.
This new 23,000-square-foot single-story justice center will allow native justice center staff to provide the proper spaces for individuals to participate in peacemaking efforts through the use of a circular court and informal peacemaking round room. The peacemaking room will have a fire pit as the main focal point. Both of the large spaces will focus on cultural aspects of justice compared to traditionally western judiciary practices.
We were very impressed by CSM Group's management of the project, notably the exemplary work of our project manager. The CSM team was professional, easy to work with, they listened to our input, and were very responsive to our needs throughout the entire planning and construction process. We believe we achieved the best possible outcome by working with CSM Group.