Construction under way for new Choctaw Nation headquarters
Durant, Oklahoma – Construction of a new 500,000 square feet Tribal Headquarters Building for the Choctaw Nation began last month. According to a press release, the new facility is part of an overall Headquarters Campus that will consolidate services offered in over 30 buildings across Durant into a single, unified campus.
Designed by Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates (FSB), a well-known architectural, engineering and planning firm, the new facilities will feature a main Headquarters Building, stand-alone data center supporting the entire campus, conference center/café and a new 765-space parking garage.
“The Choctaw Nation’s new Headquarters Campus is a truly transformative project that will provide improved efficiencies and synergies in how it administers services and interacts with tribal members,” said Jason Holuby, Principal with FSB. “As a Native American myself, I am proud to partner with the Choctaw Nation in designing a campus that will serve its tribal members for generations to come.”
Described as “a legacy project” for the Choctaw Nation, the new headquarters has been designed to last 50 years or longer, with outdoor space featuring extensive site artwork and cultural symbolism to celebrate the past while still looking into the future.
Construction will be lead and managed by Manhattan Construction. The project is expected to conclude no later than early 2018. Approximately 900 employees will move into the new headquarters building that will cost roughly $219 million.
Frankfurt-Short-Bruza Associates (FSB) is a full-service, nationally recognized architectural, engineering and planning firm and has been a demonstrated leader in the delivery of quality services for 71 years. FSB provides expertise in architecture and engineering, including architectural design and production, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, civil and fire protection engineering. In conjunction with exceptional interior design, planning and design-build services, FSB has created places of distinction nationwide.