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NUKA System of Care

Southcentral Foundation

Southcentral Foundation Nuka System of Care is a health care system created, managed, and owned by Alaska Native people to achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.

Of special acoustical concern in the design of the Nuka Institute was the need to provide comfortable and quiet spaces for indigenous peoples arriving from extremely remote regions. Extreme sound isolation was also required between therapy rooms. The native design elements foster the spiritual and physical healing process and incorporate unique and highly effective acoustical features to control reverberation and enhance the unamplified spoken word.

Audiovisual systems provide capability to reach remote locations via multiple conferencing technologies, as well as the ability to present and educate on-site with audio & video presentation/recording capabilities. Facility-wide scheduling systems aid in the management of all of this activity, and are integrated within the larger media systems topology. In addition to the fully mediated high-end presentation theater, are multiple divisible spaces, a series of smaller therapy spaces, classrooms, a simulation suite, and a number of smaller writing instruction and meeting spaces.

MCH provided full-scope acoustical and AV consulting services.

2016

Completed:

Anchorage, AK

Cost:

59,000

Square ft:

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