At A Glance
- New Construction in 2012
- Remodeled in 2020
- Full-Service Outpatient Client
- 109,645 sq ft.
- Architect: Chiders Architect
- Contractor: Candor Building
The Cherokee Nation needed to renovate the Vinita Health Center and convert underutilized space into additional patient rooms during the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to the ambitious scope of the renovation project, the real challenge was an aggressive timeline of 5 months during an incredibly volatile time. Childers Architect, Candor Building, and Interior Logistics committed to overcoming the impossible despite the many unknowns. Failure wasn’t an option.
The forethought of selecting DIRTT wall systems when the health center was constructed in 2012 gave the Cherokee Nation the adaptability they required in 2020. Many of the original DIRTT walls were repurposed to build a new pediatric space as part of the remodel project. The proven flexibility of DIRTT provided an unparalleled speed of construction, and reaffirmed the owners trust in DIRTT and their partners.
From design through the construction process, a unified spirit of teamwork propelled the project onward. Using DIRTT’s proprietary ICE 3D modeling software, Interior Logistics was able to show the client an accurate representation of the finished product in advance. This competitive advantage allowed all parties to make quick, informed decisions and keep momentum – and construction – moving forward.
Interior logistics was on-site to install the DIRTT walls and doors three weeks from placing the order. The entire remodel project took 120 days from construction kickoff to completion, an incredible feat that wouldn’t be possible with traditional construction. Thanks to their collaboration and commitment, Interior Logistics, Childers Architect, and Candor Building delivered a fully-operational health center to the Cherokee Nation on schedule, as promised.