Orcutt Winslow

Multipurpose & Community Spaces for At-Risk Residents

Gila River Indian Community Youth Home

Sacaton, AZ

Comprised of six buildings, the Gila River Indian Community’s Residential Programs for Youth (RPY) facility will house up to 80 children ranging in age from infant through 17 years. The youth will live at this secure facility and will be cared for by the loving and talented RPY staff until they can be reunited with their families. Vans shuttle the youth to nearby schools and, as required, to doctor visits and other appointments off site. In the residential buildings, all the comforts of home are provided, including a residential kitchen, living room, study rooms, a game room, and of course bedrooms. The larger multi-purpose building accommodates a commercial kitchen and laundry, an exercise facility, meditation space, large activity space, and offices for staff. Outside, the buildings are organized around a park with a meandering bike path. The result is a neighborhood scale and character where youth can gather in a supervised environment and share park amenities including basketball, and playground equipment. This facility is designed to accommodate up to 32 additional youth in a future phase.