Benewah Medical Center

Benewah Medical Center

"The building celebrates the Tribe’s relationship to the land, appearing to rise from the earth as a natural formation using natural materials from the local environment."

NAC Architecture


Honoring Heritage and Health: Engineering a LEED® certified medical center on the Coeur d’ Alene Indian Reservation

DCI Engineers provided structural engineering design for this medical office building located in Plummer, Idaho. This two story building has achieved LEED® Silver certification and features a rooftop garden for the staff and the community. The building was constructed using natural materials from the surrounding area, and is designed to have the lower level built into the hillside allowing the structure to blend into the local terrain. 

Project Highlights

  • Facility includes space for radiology and labs, a pharmacy, physical therapy, dental, and counseling services.
  • The building features an outdoor central Rotunda which represents the cultural traditions of the tribe.
  • Consists of approximately 50,000-sf and is composed primarily of steel.


AIA Spokane 2013 Masonry Awards Honor Award

Plummer, Idaho
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