The Fond du Lac Center for American Indian Resources (CAIR) focuses on the healthcare for Native Americans in the Duluth and surrounding area.
The new facility three times the size of their previous building. Multiple services were added such as occupational and physical therapy, adult and adolescent chemical dependency treatment, and behavioral therapy. The pharmacy, treatment rooms, radiology and laboratory departments also expanded in size.
While working with the Fond du Lac Band to plan and design the clinic, the adjacencies of departments were studied to achieve efficient and safe circulation paths for the staff and patients. The multi-story building boasts floor to ceiling windows across the front of the building so that patients and staff can not only enjoy the view of Lake Superior, but have an abundance of natural daylight. Interior furniture and finish selections are complemented by local Native American artists paintings, beadwork and woodwork to create a healing environment for Tribal members.