WHITE buffalo treatment centre


Size: 7,104 ft2   Timeline: 16 weeks   Year: 2018




The White Buffalo Treatment Centre was previously based at Sturgeon Lake First Nation, and had to relocate to a new facility. Given the special requirements of a treatment centre, it was impossible for management to find an existing building to utilize. After seeing the work we did with school divisions, they approached 3twenty to do a full design-build-install of this project.

We worked with the owner to evaluate the needs of staff and their clients, and produced a design and spec that fulfilled their requirements. There were many unique design requirements to accommodate clients’ healing needs.


  • Built from four 26’ x 76’ steel framed modular structures.

  • Key priorities making the space fun, welcoming, functional and safe for the clients.

  • Integrated a boiler system to handle the building’s mechanical needs.

  • Special consideration given to access control and security.

  • Equipped with dorm facilities, administration centre, observation room, smudge room, classroom, living space, commercial kitchen and dining facility.