State Library Archives and Museum
|Client:||State of Alaska DOT&PF|
|Components:||Landscape Design, Site Design|
The new State Library Archives Museum in Juneau is one of the highest profile projects in Alaska. A key component of it is the development of it’s plaza, with full integration of 1% for art within the plaza design. We worked first with the artist to redevelop the plaza design to reflect the incorporation of his artwork. The overall plan was his and integrates a number of his steel/glass art elements. We worked with him to refine the design concept to accomodate materials and construction techniques and ensure its feasibility. We were then brought into the project design team to further develop these construction documents, and expand our scope to include full landscape design for the entire site. The planting plan is composed of both native and adapted ornamental species. As a key focal point for Juneau, this plaza will provide a welcoming entry to this facility and act as a valuable public space for the community.