PCI new administration building nearing completion
Published 10:43 am Thursday, March 25, 2021
The Poarch Creek Indians’ new administration building is nearing completion, officials said.
PCI Government and Public Affairs Executive Assistant Hannah Flowers said the timeline for completion is in three phases.
“Building 100’s completion date was Jan. 30, 2021,” Flowers said. “Building 200’s first and second floor completion date was March 15, 2021, and the projected completion date for the third floor is May 3.”
Flowers said building 100 is a one-story building with 16,750 square feet of space. Building 200 is three stories with 66,000 square feet.
Flowers said the newly constructed building will be used to provide services to PCI’s Tribal members, and the surrounding community.
“Our current campus layout has all service-providing departments in different locations,” she said. “With the newly constructed administration building, these departments will be occupied in one space operating in a more efficient way to provide services to our members.”
Each building will house different business features for the Tribe.
“The new administration building 200 holds state of the art conference rooms on each wing with added features such as projection screens and monitors with video conferencing capabilities,” Flowers said. “Building 100 also holds the same capabilities. These features were engineered through consultations with audio, visual and acoustic consultants.”
Flowers added that building 100 also has an additional feature of LED colored lighting to the exterior canopy of the building.
“These lights are manually controlled and the colors can be changed to meet desired specifications,” she said.
Additionally, safety measures were taken into consideration when the buildings were constructed, including accessible doors, installation of security glass in the reception areas and placement of waiting areas to ensure security and privacy of all that patronize the building, she said.
The administration building will be used to house 10 departments within Tribal Government Operations, including housing, human resources, Tribal accounting, government relations, Tribal employment regulatory office, Tribal historic preservation office, legal, regulatory, Tribal member benefits and Tribal council.