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Cheyenne River Health Center, Eagle Butte, S.D.

Completed in 2009, the Cheyenne River Health Center is located on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Indian Reservation. The structure's standout element is unquestionably its entrance, designed to invoke the resemblance of a tepee. Featuring a column with a beautiful ceramic tile mural on the front, 24-gauge UNA-CLAD Flat-Lock tiles in Classic Copper from Firestone Building Products Co. were installed in a diamond pattern around the remainder of the column. Flat-Lock tiles in Terra Cotta were also mounted on the round-shaped exterior walls surrounding the building's west entrance.

In addition to the UNA-CLAD Flat-Lock tiles, the 138,542-square-foot facility contains multiple roofing systems, wall panel systems and accessories, including various Firestone UNA-CLAD metal products, Firestone UltraPly TPO XR and ISO 95+ GL insulation. Leading up to the main entrance, UNA-CLAD UC-6 Double-Lock Standing Seam roofing panels in Colonial Red, were chosen for the covered walkways and curved side canopies. The roofing and soffit panels were custom tapered to maintain the integrity of the curved design.

To create copper-colored awnings over eight separate side entrances, the UC-6 roofing panels were used in conjunction with a UNA-CLAD UC-500 Flush Panel System. The health center's main building was covered with a tan, 60-mil fully adhered Firestone UltraPly TPO XR roofing system over two layers of 2.5-inch ISO 95+ GL Insulation. The roof is covered by a 15-year Firestone Building Products Red Shield Warranty. A row of upper windows overlook the TPO roof, letting natural sunlight in the building. UC-601 UNA-CLAD Exposed Fastener Panels in Sierra Tan were mechanically attached to the exterior walls to encase this window area and UC-6 panels in the same finish covered this section.

Owner: Indian Health Services, Rockville, Md.

Architect: Weller Architects, Albuquerque, N.M.

Installer: Guarantee Roofing of S.D. Inc., Sioux Falls, S.D.

Metal roof and wall panels and insulation: Firestone Building Products Co., Indianapolis, www.firestonebpco.com