EBCI Cherokee Transportation Building

The Cherokee Transportation Building is a new 10,000 square foot, one-story building housing the tribe’s Department of Transportation and Transit departments. The two departments have separate staff entrances and are divided by a central lobby and toilet facilities.  Also serving as a Transit stop, the building contains offices, conference rooms, storage, a Cherokee DOT field crew room, Transit driver break room, and large porte cochere.  A mechanical attic organizes the HVAC units overhead and reduces noise and disruptive maintenance.  The site is divided into public and private parking areas to separate cars, Transit vehicles, and CDOT equipment.  Because the building will sit on the site of a former Cherokee farm, the design of the building is a modern take on agrarian style.  An existing silo adjacent to the new building will serve as a historic landmark for the new facility.

Client: Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians

Location: Cherokee, NC

Size: 10,300 SF

Contractor: Owle Construction