The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa needed a new multi-purpose facility in Cloquet to serve as a resource management and tribal court building. TKDA provided architecture and interior design services for the 22,000 SF facility that includes offices, laboratories and support operations for approximately 60 employees within 10 resource departments.
The two-story energy-efficient office building is located on the Fond du Lac Reservation. The project received LEED Certification and TKDA incorporated design strategies such as on-site water retention ponds and rain garden; high efficiency, low-flow water fixtures; daylighting and the use of regional materials. A roof garden diverts water to mitigate erosion and native plants grow on trellises to provide natural shading.