Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Client: Anchorage School District
Market Sectors: Education
Originally built in 1971, the goal of the Service High School Renewal was to extend the useful life of the facility and provide a space plan addressing the needs of a 21st century high school education. This challenging project included removal of hazardous materials, bringing the existing thermal envelope’s mechanical and electrical systems up to current codes and standards, and providing technological enhancements to enable high performance educational program delivery.
Architects Alaska’s work proceeded under four separate contracts and two building additions over the course of several years. The Science building was renewed in 2001 followed by two core Academic Classroom buildings, each receiving a building addition, completed in 2005 and 2008 respectively.
In 2011, Service High School received a major maintenance grant enabling the Special Education Suites, Health Career Pathways, Cafeteria, Food Services, Library, and Boiler Room to be completely renewed, along with supplemental spaces serving the Performing Arts Hall. A separate grant was received to renew the Little Theater, creating a state of the art performing arts space with audience seating for 220. All work was substantially completed by the end of 2015.