Designing Facilities for Rural Communities

Since many of DMA’s clients are in rural communities, many of the projects we’re involved with require designing facilities that will serve a crucial need within those communities. Over the last several months, we’ve celebrated the grand openings and ground breaking of a number of such facilities. Take a look:


Nahata ‘Dziil Health Center

Recently featured in the Navajo Times, the community of Nahata ’Dziil, Arizona in the Navajo Nation celebrated the grand opening of the Nahata ’Dziil Health Center on May 15, 2015. This facility replaces a smaller, older one, and is capable of providing state-of-the-art healthcare services to a growing population. We’re proud to have designed a facility that will provide much-needed medical services to the community and outlying areas.

Shiprock Youth Center Ribbon Cutting

Shiprock Youth Center

Local children and community leaders prepare to cut the ribbon at the grand opening ceremony for Shiprock Youth Center in Shiprock, New Mexico, in the Navajo Nation on March 24, 2015. This 22,000-square foot facility provides a safe place for Navajo youth to play sports, access technology, learn, play games and hone their artistic skills. Former Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and provided the keynote address.

Tohajiilee EMS Building

To’hajiilee EMS Facility

On June 4, 2015, the community of To’hajiilee, New Mexico celebrated the ground breaking of the new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) facility. The building will serve both the public and staff with comfortable multipurpose spaces such as a conference room, living quarters, fitness room and two large apparatus bays that can house Type II ambulances.