Southcentral Foundation Breaks Ground on Children's Dental Clinic Project

Kumin Principal Jon Stolle interviewed by local news outlets

On 7/11/16, Southcentral Foundation held a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Children's Dental Clinic on the campus of the Alaska Native Medical Center. The new facility will include 32 chairs for pediatric dental care, along with OB/GYN, pediatric and neuro development, and behavioral health services. Other spaces will include dental teaching classrooms, conference rooms and numerous support and administrative services. Kumin is teamed with Neeser Construction for this design/build project.

Inspiration for the design of this five-story, 112,400 SF building is derived from the seasonal changes of the Chugach Mountains, glacial waterfalls and Alaska Native Culture. The building will feature a high-performance building envelope and exterior decks at the second and fifth floors. The project will also include a 259,000 SF, 629-stall parking garage, connected to the clinic via a skybridge.

Presenters for the ceremony included Chris Bryant, SCF Special Assistant (Emcee); Lisa Dolchol, SCF Traditional Healer/Elder Advisor (Blessing); Charles Anderson, SCF Board of Directors Chair; Dr. Katherine Gottlieb, SCF President/CEO; Dr. Kevin Gottlieb, SCF Vice President of Resource & Development; and Jon Stolle, Kumin Principal in Charge for this project. Dental students and staff were also recognized. Jon Stolle was interviewed by several news outlets after the Groundbreaking ceremony (see above link and also Kumin's Facebook page).

We are honored to be a part of this significant project.