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Xalychidom Piipaash Nyvaash – Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s new Xalychidom Piipaash Nyvaash is a 5,440 square foot Ceremonial Hall used for funeral services. The project also includes a separate 8,080 square foot Dining Hall with commercial kitchen, pantry, offices, restrooms and outdoor cooking area. A covered breezeway of decorative concrete connects the two buildings.

DWL worked closely with the Community to sensitively design a facility that appropriately reflects the Maricopa traditions. The design incorporates traditional Maricopa structure shapes and materials with colors and river/water symbols inspired by their pottery.

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