Architects Alaska skillfully undertook the renovation and design of the Historic Freight Shed, an emblematic structure originating from the 1940s, located in the heart of Anchorage’s railroad district. When our journey began, the shed’s exterior had been previously rejuvenated, featuring modern foam insulated panels while harmonizing with its historical aesthetic. The initial phase of our design focused on a 2,800 SF tenant space for the Alaska Humanities Forum, which not only met client needs but also established a qualitative and aesthetic benchmark for the building’s further development.
The intricate task entailed innovatively adapting the slender, elongated historic structure to seamlessly accommodate an organization that had previously been spread across two floors of a mid-town office building. The completed work, now a chapter in our rich history, stands as a testament to Architects Alaska’s steadfast commitment to preserving historical essence while effectively catering to contemporary, functional needs, crafting a space where history and the present intertwine eloquently within the walls of the Historic Freight Shed.