Sitka Tribe of Alaska Offices

Kevin Jeffery Alaska Native, Offices, Renovation Leave a Comment

Sitka Tribe of Alaska OfficesThe Sitka Tribe of Alaska purchased a large waterfront building for conversion to their new central offices.  The building is being substantially upgraded to a like-new office environment with heat recovery ventilation, new exterior insulated panels, and operable triple-glaze windows throughout.  Design steps include the incorporation of cultural elements, including a new entry modeled on traditional …

Kicha Elder Housing

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

Ketchikan Indian Community Housing Authority Elder Housing 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 …

Cyril George

Cyril George Language Center

Zane Jones Alaska Native, Conceptual Studies, Libraries Leave a Comment

Cyril George Language Center, Egan Library Schematic ModificationsMRV provided conceptual options to create a new Cyril George language center, recapturing under-utilized portions of the Egan Library. A preferred option was developed into a completed schematic design, including estimate, for grant purposes. Finished spaces included main assembly space and language lab classrooms. Back to Portfolio

Kasaan Eco-lodge

Zane Jones Alaska Native, Commercial, Conceptual Studies, Tourism Leave a Comment

Kasaan Eco-lodgeMRV 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 …

Instructional Arts Campus, Sealaska Heritage Institute

Zane Jones Alaska Native, Commercial, Tourism Leave a Comment

Instructional Arts Campus, Sealaska Heritage Institute 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 …

Hydaburg Cafe

Zane Jones Alaska Native Leave a Comment

Hydaburg Cafe and LaundromatConstruction 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 …

Sheet’ka Kwaán Naa Kahídi Community House

Zane Jones Alaska Native, Civic Leave a Comment

Sheet’ka Kwaán Naa Kahídi Community HouseMRV 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 …

Icy Strait Point

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

Icy Strait PointMRV 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 …

Soboleff Center

Zane Jones Alaska Native, Award Winning, Commercial, LEED Certified, Offices

Soboleff Center 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 …


US Forest Service Research Lab

Zane Jones Alaska Native, Civic, LEED Certified, Offices

US Forest Service Research LabMRV 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 …