U of M Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team

Duluth, Minnesota
6,100 sf
Architecture Interior Design FF&E

DSGW worked closely with the Memory Keepers staff to incorporate a cultural centric design into their new office for conducting research on health disparities within rural and Native American populations. The space is configured to face true north in honor of Native American tradition and the library is a quiet place where blessings can take place and sage can be burned. An open space concept with a kitchen and raised seating, embrace the views of Lake Superior. Other features include a medicine wheel table and a reclaimed wood wall etched with the Memory Keepers mission. The culturally centered space uses intuitive design weaving together the symbolism, history and traditions relevant to Native Americans.

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