Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Client: Alaska Railroad Corporation
Market Sectors: Interiors
Architects Alaska provided renovation planning and design for the tenant build-out of the Historic Freight Shed, originally constructed in the 1940’s. Work began with the interior design of the first tenant space, approximately 2,800 SF for the Alaska Humanities Forum and continued with the renovation of approximately 26,000 SF for the US Forest Service.
Architects Alaska identified the existing interior features to be preserved including the original horizontal wood siding, exposed wood columns, and the clear span timber trusses. Office spaces were designed to maximize shared light through the use of borrowed interior glazing. Most spaces share the view of the building shell and trussed roof. To minimize the intrusion of ductwork and wiring in the ceiling, interior mechanical and electrical systems were distributed through a raised floor system.