Skip to content

Oyate Health Center

    Oyate Health Center

    Wide shot of Oyate Health Center

    About The Project

    The new Oyate Health Center, built at the former Soo San Hospital site, provides health care services to the surrounding Native American population. Services offered include optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, family medicine, women’s health, behavioral health, social services, laboratory, and radiology.

    The multi-functional structure has concrete spread foundations, steel columns, composite beams, and steel joists supporting steel roof decking. A network of steel framing was incorporated into the design of the exterior wall to provide support for the lines and slopes of the curtain wall system. To achieve a grade-level basement, segmental block retaining walls were constructed adjacent to the north end of the structure.

    The entire design was completed during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In-person design meetings with the design team, contractor, and owner were replaced with video conference calls. AEI coordinated the structure with the design team by hosting weekly structural meetings.

    Project Details
    Location: Rapid City, SD
    Dollar Value: $115 Million
    Square Footage: 208,000 SF
    Owner: Indian Health Services
    Architect: Childers Architects, HKS
    General Contractor:  Flintco/ Scull Construction Services
    Completion Date: Fall 2022