Mt. Eccles High School

Mt. Eccles Elementary School

Zane Jones Award Winning, Libraries, Schools

Mt. Eccles Elementary School This comprehensive upgrade included the complete renovation of the existing school structure, and major new construction to add a full gymnasium, stage, and music instruction. Several previous additions and modifications to this 1950s school had left it with a confusing entrance far from the public spaces and office. The focus of the reno/addition was to remedy …

Sitka Public Library

Zane Jones Libraries, Renovation

Sitka Public Library The Sitka Public Library project is a renovation and expansion of the original design.  The project started in 2011 as a Foraker Group study, with MRV studying new sites and expanded program.  Subsequently, the City and Borough of Sitka hired MRV to develop more options, settling on a moderate 60% expansion along with full reconstruction of existing …

Kodiak Public Library

Zane Jones Libraries

Initial MRV design work for the new Kodiak Public Library was started through the Foraker Pre-Development Program, with substantial involvement in the selection of a new library site.  Subsequently, MRV was selected as the project architect to complete design for the library. The new library facility occupies 16,000SF on a beautiful hilltop location, with views across the community and to …

Thunder Mountain High School

Zane Jones Libraries, Schools

Thunder Mountain High School This 166,400 square-foot new facility supports a student population of 850, with possible expansion to 1,100. The school’s design, which included Fanning Howey Architects, was strongly influenced by beautiful Mendenhall Valley site. A river metaphor organized the site and parking configuration, with a flow to the primary entry.  The entry and adjoining free-form Commons space provides …

Cordova Center

Cordova Center

Zane Jones Civic, LEED Certified, Libraries, Waterfront Design

The Cordova Center is an ambitious multi-use community facility combining library, museum, performing arts, meeting space, and municipal offices to service this small fishing community. The 33,000 SF project is located on a formerly-vacant site in the center of Cordova’s Main Street, helping strengthen the city core.  The four-story facility provides a critical pedestrian link between the lower working water …