Earlier in 2013 NAC made a new addition to our sites for development by purchasing a lot on 3rd Street and Virginia in Phoenix, AZ. The "Virginia on 3rd" site will become two communities; one as the new integrated home of our legacy facilities; Indian Rehab and Guiding Star, and the other an affordable housing community. The men and women's rehabilitation facilities will combine into a brand new 60 bed co-ed medical treatment facility featuring a cultural wellness center specifically designed to incorporate NAC's traditional healing practices into the living space. The affordable housing community will follow the high standards of Devine Legacy and UL2 in its urban "green" design, luxury amenities, and enriched services.
Through a unique collaboration with ASU, graduate students in the fields of design and architecture partnered with NAC to design the buildings while making sure the complex spiritual healing aspects are including in all areas. To do this, the student design team conducted in-depth research on traditional Native American and indigenous dwelling structures and even traveled to Australia to visit a spiritual wellness center built by the Aboriginal tribal communities.
NAC will begin construction plans for the "Site on Virginia" this year and is set to open in 2016.
See more behind the ASU design team's journey to learn about cultural healing spaces here: