Chickasaw Nation Medical Center

1930 Front Overall Master

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1880

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1303 Back Overall Master

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3807 Entry Lobby View Master

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3864 Above Lobby Master

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1718_Int

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3118_Int_11_1

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3141_Int_13b

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2482_Int_03

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4084 Back Angle Master

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4165 Side Master

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4288

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_MG_4214

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4010_ed

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4553 Patient Room Master

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4484_Int_PatientRoom

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, 2010

The Chickasaw Nation Medical Center connects with nature to provide a nurturing healthcare environment for Native Americans living in southeastern Oklahoma.  The architecture maximizes access and views to the pristine, 230-acre site while inviting daylight into the buildings.  Patient units are directly oriented to the creek and trees, with traditional hospital “front” and “back” elements tucked to the side.  Chickasaw art and culture, which emphasizes giving and sharing with extended family, influences the massing and building forms.  A large “Town Center” gathering space is at the heart of the facility, adjacent to food services. Faceted facades and terrazzo floor patterns echo traditional Chickasaw neckwear.  Oklahoma stone and unfinished copper panels are among the natural building materials assembled to take on an organized yet organic aspect.  The medical center encompasses a 216,000 square foot hospital and a 142,000 square foot clinic.