Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Client: University of Alaska
Market Sectors: Education
The UAA Science Building was structurally sound and an integral part of the college campus, but required significant upgrades to improve its functionality, extend its useful life, and serve future generations. Architects Alaska designed a phased renovation plan to renew the building and provide another 40 years of continuous use for students and faculty.
The renovation required the removal of existing hazardous materials, updated structural, mechanical, and electrical systems and reconfiguration of the interior space to provide additional laboratory and supporting space, as well as offices for the science disciplines. Funding for the project was limited and the building was occupied during the majority of construction, requiring an 3-phase approach for the renovation.
The Value Engineering solutions proposed by Architects Alaska for the UAA Science Building provided a significant cost savings, allowing for the addition of a 4th phase that included extensive landscaping and a rock garden.