Redding Rancheria Tribal Health Village
A combination health and wellness center to support the tribe’s values, culture and way of life.
The Redding Rancheria Tribal Health Village combines a 70,000-square-foot outpatient clinic with a 90,000-square-foot wellness center, bringing health and wellness elements together under one roof to address the tribe’s holistic goal of providing a continuum of care to its members. The facility includes a gymnasium, fitness and training spaces, natatorium, and hydro and physical therapy facilities, as well as outdoor spaces that expand the programming goals.
The tribe’s mission is to practice proactive medicine instead of reactive medicine, integrating wellness with the Western medicine care model. The design process began with an exploration of the history of the community and the people, providing insight into the tribe’s values, culture, and respect for the land and its resources. The data informed the final design of the facility in many ways, from the siting of the building along Clear Creek to the use of natural regional materials inside and out.
In the final design, health and wellness are inter-wound between medical, emotional, dental, physical and social wellbeing spaces. The aquatic and fitness centers serve the specific interests of the community, with a variety of adaptable spaces that can be used for different programs. Outdoor amenities include powwow grounds for cultural celebrations, recreation pool, walking trails, nature gardens, campgrounds and a memorial garden honoring tribal elders.
The project, in every way, is unique to Redding Rancheria. The building forms and materials reflect the heritage of the tribe, including a spectacular three-story atrium filled with natural light. The atrium provides the welcoming space and central core of the facility. Displays areas showcase the history of the tribes and pay tribute to the tribe’s elders.
The facility, designed to meet LEED Gold standards, is designed to blend and enhance the natural landscape. The building is oriented to maximize natural light and views to Mt. Shasta and the neighboring creek.