AJ Dock Upland Improvements Study

Kevin Jeffery Conceptual Studies, Master Planning, Renovation, Tourism, Waterfront Design Leave a Comment

AJ Dock Upland Improvements StudyAJ Dock management approached MRV with a desire to improve pedestrian and traffic flows for the arrival area while maintaining an appealing visitor experience. MRV conducted a diagrammatic study to provide the most efficient flow of people and vehicles, while also eliminating crosswalks and pinch points. Future branding and expansion goals were implemented into the design …

Skagway Brewing Company

Kevin Jeffery Commercial, Tourism

Skagway Brewing CompanySkagway 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 to …

CBJ Wayfinding

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

Downtown Juneau Wayfinding ProjectMRV 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 Archive …

Soldotna Visitor Center

Zane Jones Civic, Commercial, Conceptual Studies, Tourism Leave a Comment

Soldotna Visitor CenterMRV 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 lobby/foyer …

Sitka Waterfront Masterplan

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

Sitka Waterfront MasterplanThe 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 …

Haines Main Street Masterplan

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

Haines Main Street MasterplanMRV 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 …

Eaglecrest Cabin

Zane Jones Civic, Tourism Leave a Comment

Eaglecrest CabinThe 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 …

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 …

Blueprint Downtown Area Plan

Zane Jones Award Winning, Master Planning, Tourism Leave a Comment

Blueprint Downtown Area PlanMRV, 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 …