In response to member growth within the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, a larger facility was needed for community members during council meetings and events when all members are present. The community also had an extensive inventory of cultural artifacts with no space to display and tell the story of their history and culture.
Bolton & Menk worked with community members to develop a site plan for a Cultural Center building and plans to accommodate future buildings within a larger campus capable of housing anticipated future growth. These efforts included coordination with community members and the SMSC Business Council to establish a budget and tailor phased construction of site elements within both the budget and anticipated growth.
Bolton & Menk developed concepts and construction documents integrating a Cultural Center building into a larger campus site containing water features, restored prairie areas, and gathering spaces for educational, recreational, and interpretive opportunities. The Cultural Center building was completed in July 2019, with site improvements to be phased as restored prairie areas become established.
Finance & Commerce – 2019 Top Project
American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota – 2019 Honor Award