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Quechan Housing Authority Community Building

Nicklaus was selected as the A/E firm to complete design, construction documents, assist during bidding and provide construction administration services during construction. The project is primarily funded by Low Income Housing Tax Credits. The project consists of a 3,200 sf building with a lobby, office/ administrative area, restrooms, classroom, a small kitchen, and a large community room. The building concept ties strongly with the project site, situated on a north/south axis which acknowledges the Quechan’s strong connection to the Colorado River to the south, and a significant landmark to the Tribe’s cultural history to the north.  The design embraces the initiatives of QHA by creating an intersection of culture, history and tradition with progress, learning and future generations. The Community Room creates an inviting gathering place for residents with a covered patio designed to allow for year-round use by close consideration of solar studies. The new facility and outdoor gathering spaces will be utilized for local community events, activity gatherings and festivities, thus becoming a great enhancement and destination point for the community

Project Type: Tribal

Client: Quechan Tribe

Role: Architect and Construction Administrator


  • Architecture
  • Construction management

Funding: $98,355

Location: Imperial County, CA