Saginaw Chippewa Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health and Treatment Center
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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- General Contract
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- 35,000 s.f.
- Hooker DeJong Architects & Engineers
- February, 2005
The new building houses the Behavioral Health Department of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and serves as the reservation’s first inpatient substance abuse treatment center, offering outpatient care as well. There are twelve double-occupancy apartments separated into two wings - adult and adolescent - a kitchen and cafeteria, and 24 observation and family meeting rooms. This facility is the largest and most comprehensive in the Great Lakes region for behavioral treatment of Native Americans.
Due to the unique, multi-sided shape of the building, special care had to be taken during the assembly of the structure. The center was constructed with structural studs and metal trusses. The angles involved with the roof structure and the assembly of the trusses demanded that additional time be expended to ensure correct assembly.