Mt. Eccles High School

Mt. Eccles Elementary School

Zane Jones Libraries, Schools

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 this with a new …

Sitka High School Renovation

Zane Jones Libraries, Renovation, Schools

This comprehensive renovation to the existing 100,000 square-foot Sitka High School rebuilt virtually all portions of the school. The largest problem with the previous configuration was a confusing layout with multiple entries, and no sense of entry or community for the school. Given this, the plan of the school was substantially altered to create a new central commons and inviting …

Sitka Public Library

Zane Jones Libraries, Renovation

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 portions. The like-new …

Juneau-Douglas High School Renovation

Zane Jones Libraries, Schools

The Juneau-Douglas High School renovation project totaled 210,000 SF of renovated space.  Central to the reconstruction is a new two-level atrium space extending the full width of the reconstructed school facility.  This bold step, requiring significant demolition and new construction, provides a clear center and organization to the school, linking all three levels to the center.  The atrium incorporates glazing …

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, Libraries

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 …