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Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Housing


Grand Ronde, OR

This project, delivered in two phases, is part of an affordable housing development for tribal members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde (CTGR).

Phase One of the project consists of five 3,660 sf buildings. Each 2-story building has three 2-bedroom units, a single 1-bedroom unit and a common laundry room on the ground floor. Two of the units are fully accessible. The buildings were designed to maximize views and daylighting. Living spaces are open and airy, with terrace doors opening onto private, covered outdoor spaces. Each building has its own carport.

Completed in 2019, Phase Two of the project added 2 new buildings to the existing development. Each two-story building holds 4 affordable apartments with individual entrance and porches. The project includes associated site and utility work, and 2 carport structures.

The site plan incorporates a community playground and anticipated the addition of 44 units of housing, a community center and communal barbecue area.

After the project was successfully completed, the Tribe went on to hire MCA Architects to design a new Language Education Building, allowing for the expansion of available space for its language programs. Prior to both projects, MCA's inaugural project with CTGR was the Ceremonial Plank House, a project constructed by and for tribe members as a space for Native American ceremonies and meetings.

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