The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians held a groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 7, 2019, near Corning, Calif., for the new multimillion-dollar Nomlaki Administrative and Community Centers. The development, designed by Travois Design, in conjunction with the band’s tribal council, will incorporate cultural significance and elements that reflect Paskenta’s history, core values and symbols. The development was awarded $13 million in NMTCs by the Chickasaw Nation Community Development Endeavor. The17,100 square-foot Community Center will feature a large meeting/multipurpose space that can accommodate up to 360 people. The center will also include a commercial style kitchen equipped to handle large events, a lounge and business center, private meeting rooms and a childcare area with indoor and outdoor play space. The 11,000 square foot Administrative Center now houses all tribal administrative staff, and multiple conference rooms for council and board member meetings. The building will also include more than 5,000 square feet of exterior space. In a modern interpretation of the culturally significant round house, the layout will feature a central atrium with a living wall that extends through an oculus skylight at the roof terrace.