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  • ALSC Architects | Paschal Sherman Indian School, Exterior Gathering Space
  • ALSC Architects | Paschal Sherman Indian School, Lobby
  • ALSC Architects | Paschal Sherman Indian School, Canopy
  • ALSC Architects | Paschal Sherman Indian School, Drop-off
  • ALSC Architects | Paschal Sherman Indian School, Overall Exterior
  • ALSC Architects | Paschal Sherman Indian School, Floor Map
  • ALSC Architects | Paschal Sherman Indian School, Solar Calendar

Paschal Sherman Indian School

Omak, WA

This new education center and dormitory complex was designed and constructed through a design-build process. Located near Lake Omak in north central Washington State, the site provides a beautiful setting for this facility which was designed as an expression of the integration of the culture and history of the 12 Native American Tribes which make up the Colville Confederated Tribes.

The two-story Cultural Center is the primary focus of the school and campus, uniting the classrooms and outdoor spaces horizontally and vertically. Prominently positioned, it symbolically represents the important role heritage and education play in the success of present and future generations.

The design draws upon the forms of indigenous structures; simple building forms reach out in all directions to welcome nature and man alike. In a similar fashion, the natural material palette of stone, wood and native vegetation create a warm, inviting and friendly environment for interaction and exploration.