Potawatomi Cultural Museum Addition

Barrientos Design provided architectural and interior design services as well as structural and civil engineering to the Potawatomi Community for the addition of a bi-level, 10,000 square foot addition to the existing 5,800 square foot cultural center. The addition houses a library, reading corral, storage, a gift shop, class room, meeting space, climate controlled archive space and work rooms.

Interior Design features include clerestory windows for effective daylighting and glass doors leading to an observation deck overlook the surrounding forest.

Exterior features implement tribal inspiration with the frieze designed by the client, and outdoor fireplace used for gatherings and story telling, and the ‘ribs’ made of glue-lam lumber replicates a historical wigwam motif.