Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation Nixyaawii Governance Center
This 100,000 square foot building houses the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservations tribal government functions. The building design encompasses many museum quality features to symbolize tribal culture and to recognize the past, present and future of the Tribe. Some of the features within the building include a dramatic central rotunda, local native art work that is incorporated into the design and a layout that was designed to improve both employee efficiencies and customer service. Eight centralized concrete walls represent layers of the earth and the history of the land that the building was constructed on.