Architects Alaska provided renovation planning and design for the tenant build-out of the Historic Freight Shed which was originally constructed in the 1940’s. Interior design work started with the first tenant space of approximately 2,800 SF and continued with a renovation of the remaining 26,000 SF for the U.S. Forest Service.
For this project, existing interior features were preserved including the original horizontal wood siding, exposed wood columns, and the clear span timber trusses. All office spaces were designed to maximize shared light through the use of borrowed interior glazing and only spaces requiring special acoustical isolation received a separate ceiling. All spaces share the view of the building shell and trussed roof. Interior mechanical and electrical systems were distributed through a raised floor system, minimizing the intrusion of ductwork and wiring in the ceiling.