The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes hired TriArch to help them design an after school program in Anadarko, OK. The tribe already had 2 other after school buildings in town, but they needed one that hosted the administration and students that were 8-13 years old. The building was designed close to a residential area, so the design uses common residential vernacular to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for the students.
The 2-story center consists of 2 large class/activity rooms, an art room and computer lab that doubles as a storm shelter, an indoor "wally-ball" court (much like a racquet-ball court), a commercial kitchen, administration offices, a conference room, and 2 reception areas. It also has a large outdoor playground with sunshades to cover the equipment.
The site was extremely tight to design all of the program needs, but TriArch met with the city on many occasions to receive variances for some of the required setbacks.
The building is a beautiful addition to Mission street, one of the main thoroughfares of the city.