Forest County Potawatomi Community Center

Crandon, WI

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Architecture Overview:

Beautifully nestled in a 5,000-acre wood, this dynamic facility is the epicenter of physical and wellness activity for the entire Potawatomi community. Created to serve passive and active programs both indoors and out, the facility is a beacon to this region and all the people who use it. The diverse spaces can accommodate meetings of respected elders, family recreation or active learning classes. Thousands will come to the facility annually for the Forest County Potawatomi tribe's annual Pow Wow and other regular large gatherings.

Art Studio Overview:

Seasons is a visual story of the Twelve Moons (icons) rendered in glass mosaic interpreting Native American Forest County Potawatomi cultural symbols. References to the twelve-month calendar and seasonal events wrap four support columns framing the FCP Community Center Commons central meeting place.

Multimedia Overview:

Migwetth (Thank You) to RDG for your dedicated work. I had spent two years with a dream of developing an inspirational community center like the one you have designed for us. From the infancy of this project your firm provided good medicine (direction) to all of us . . . To me, it was such a natural way of working together.

- Thomas Boelter, FC Potawatomi Director of Education