Skagway Brewing Company

Kevin Jeffrey Commercial, Tourism

Skagway Brewing Company Skagway Brewing Company’s new facility is one of the largest of its kind in Alaska. The facility is three levels and just above 18,000sf of restaurant, two bars, merchandise store, industrial brewing area, aeroponics grow room, and office space. This large project needed to carefully fit into Skagway’s Historic District. Complicated building code requirements such as attaching …

CBJ Wayfinding

Zane Jones Master Planning, Tourism Leave a Comment

Downtown Juneau Wayfinding Project MRV teamed with Mayer Reed for the CBJ Wayfinding project. MRV played a major role in helping lead public meetings and facilitate Mayer Reed’s specialized design skillset. Walking tours and information gathering was a significant element of early planning. MRV was the team liaison with many local stakeholder groups, including; HRAC, Filipino Community, JAHC, State Library …

Soldotna Visitor Center

Zane Jones Civic, Commercial, Tourism Leave a Comment

Soldotna Visitor Center MRV initially worked with the Foraker Group to conceptually study and cost estimate a Visitor Center for Soldotna. MRV Architects has assisted on this project through Programming, Conceptual Design, and Schematic Design. The overall size totals 9,800 sf. with an 1,800 sf. alternative including a large primary meeting and ballroom space, smaller break-out spaces, including an active …

Sitka Waterfront Masterplan

Zane Jones Master Planning, Tourism, Waterfront Design Leave a Comment

The Sitka Waterfront Master Plan included two phases.  Phase I was an over-all master plan that looked at five different regions that comprised the central Sitka waterfront core.  Phase II was a subsequent refined master plan that focused on the most strategic central section of the waterfront which contained the convention center, library, boat harbor, bus and car parking, and …

Haines Main Street Masterplan

Zane Jones Master Planning, Tourism Leave a Comment

MRV and our subconsultant team, including Sheinberg Associates and McDowell, were contracted to prepare a master plan analysis that looked at the Haines downtown area, including the traditional Main Street corridor, and the separated Fort Chilkoot and cruise dock area. The planning effort was developed in three phases, with the first phase focused on fact-finding, surveys, and conversations with critical …

Eaglecrest Cabin

Zane Jones Civic, Tourism Leave a Comment

The Eaglecrest Hilda Dam Cabin is a pro bono design for the Juneau Community Foundation. It first opened Saturday September 28th, 2019 with a big celebration and ribbon cutting. MRV is proud to have been the architects selected. The design by architect Zane Jones of MRV was selected from a friendly competition among local architects. Huge thanks to an amazing …

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 …

Alaska Ocean Center

Alaska Ocean Center

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

The Alaska Ocean Center is a proposed facility to be located on the site of the old “Subport”, a prime piece Juneau waterfront adjoining the Coast Guard Facilities in the “Willoughby District” downtown.  The property, currently owned by Alaska Mental Health Land Trust, has long been identified for prime waterfront development. The proposed design is a single-story facility, show-casing the …

Instructional Arts Campus, Sealaska Heritage Institute

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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 …

Blueprint Downtown

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MRV, and our consultants Lucid Reverie and Sheinberg Associates, are completing work for Blueprint Downtown.  This planning study is the first step of the critical update of the Downtown Juneau Area Plan.  The Blueprint Downtown deliverable will be a series of community-derived priorities and action items, which then inform the more detailed developed of the Downtown Area Plan, providing the …