Kicha Elder Housing

Zane Jones Alaska Native, Civic, Commercial, Housing, LEED Certified Leave a Comment

KICHA Elder Housing is a two-story residential complex in Ketchikan designed specifically for seniors. The design was conceived with efficiency and affordability in mind, but also with an eye to quality and comfort. A central courtyard creates a community feel, and each of the twelve units comes with a view. The building is detailed with a high efficiency envelope, radiant …

Kasaan Eco-lodge

Zane Jones Alaska Native, Commercial, Tourism Leave a Comment

MRV Architects and our engineering team have completed full construction documents for a cultural facility and eco-lodge for the Organized Village of Kasaan, a small Haida village on the eastern shore of Prince of Wales Island. Funding for construction has not yet been secured. The 15,300 sq.ft building has two stories and a partial basement, located on a prominent hillside …

Instructional Arts Campus, Sealaska Heritage Institute

Zane Jones Alaska Native, Commercial, Tourism Leave a Comment

MRV Architects has performed Schematic design for a proposed Arts Instructional Campus for the Sealaska Heritage Institute.  This innovative project will transform an existing surface parking lot at a key location in Downtown Juneau fronting the Walter Soboleff Building into a multi-use arts plaza.  Proposed improvements would provide a combination of open space, covered flexible-use buildings, and instructional spaces. To …

Hydaburg Cafe

Zane Jones Alaska Native, Commercial Leave a Comment

Construction is underway on a new Café and Laundromat for the small community of Hydaburg.  This project, for the local Village council, is providing the first year-round social space for the community.  The project, located on a prime portion of waterfront near the commercial seafood plant, will provide an inviting socialization area, with café and other support facilities including restrooms …

Sheet’ka Kwaán Naa Kahídi Community House

Zane Jones Alaska Native, Civic Leave a Comment

MRV Architects designed the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Community House, featuring a traditional Tlingit long house form, and support spaces including offices, gift/sales and kitchen. The facility has served as a cultural center-piece for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, expanding offerings through dance, performance arts, and storytelling. The small urban site is culturally significant, representing the old village center. The …

Icy Strait Point

Zane Jones Alaska Native, Commercial, Master Planning, Tourism, Waterfront Design Leave a Comment

MRV Architects was hired by Huna Corporation to provide conceptual site planning and detailed building design for comprehensive expansions to their visitor facilities at Icy Strait Point, just outside of Hoonah. The new site plan and building additions were central to a major expansion around a new deep-draft cruise ship dock, which substantially increased the number of visitors to the …

Soboleff Center

Zane Jones Alaska Native, Commercial, LEED Certified, Offices

Named in honor of venerated community elder Dr. Walter Soboleff, the new cultural center for Sealaska Heritage Institute holds a prominent central setting in downtown Juneau. The three-story facility serves as a research and cultural center, with a focus on promoting Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultural traditions of Southeast Alaska. Primary spaces include an uplifting public foyer, a traditional ceremonial …

USFS Lab

US Forest Service Research Lab

Zane Jones Alaska Native, Civic, LEED Certified, Offices

MRV Architects and Dawson Construction worked together as a team to win selection for a new regional office and research facility for the United States Forest Service. The resulting 12,000SF Pacific Northwest Research Station features offices, administrative space, and state-of the-art laboratory facilities, all with stunning views of Auke Lake and the surrounding forest. The building received LEED Gold certification, …