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Northwest Arctic Heritage Center

The Western Arctic National Parklands (WEAR) comprise almost 18,000 square miles of some of the most remote areas under jurisdiction of the National Park Service.  They encompass Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Kobuk Valley National Park, and Noatak National Preserve.  These…

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09 Aug 2016 Posted by RIM Architects in no comments

Covenant House Alaska

The Covenant House Alaska (CHA) organization’s goal is to increase their service outreach to a growing number of youth-in-crisis and is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As a result of lack of physical space and the need to expand services, CHA…

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12 Apr 2015 Posted by RIM Architects in no comments

Denali Visitor Center

This traditional park visitor center provides a location to provide interpretive exhibits, visitor contact with information bearing park rangers, information about the park, and a theater to watch a movie about the park. Additionally, there are administrative offices and other facilities for park staff. The…

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09 Apr 2015 Posted by RIM Architects in no comments

Nikko Wedding Chapel

The World Bridal wedding chapel is an innovative chapel concept directed towards the Japanese wedding market. This concept includes a dramatic chapel building located on the cliff line overlooking Tumon Bay along with three salon buildings and an office structure that surrounds a landscaped courtyard…

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04 Jan 2015 Posted by RIM Architects in no comments

NWR Headquarters & Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge Center

The staff of the National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) at Kealia Pond, always challenged by their facility’s small modular office, found an opportunity to build a facility that could truly accommodate the needs of the refuge when a disastrous fire struck, destroying the existing building.  Funding…

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16 Sep 2014 Posted by RIM Architects in no comments

Eielson Visitor Center

RIM developed the planning, design and documentation for a replacement facility for the existing Eielson Visitor Center, which is located 67 miles inside the Park.  A series of design charrettes revealed that a landscape-driven design alternative is desired for this remote wilderness outpost. In contrast to…

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16 Sep 2014 Posted by RIM Architects in no comments

Alaska Dance Theater

This new 2-story facility for the Alaska Dance Theatre Company consists of five dance studios, a large commons area and administrative spaces. The building is built from wood, with a play between metal siding, wood siding and strategically placed windows that bring natural light deep…

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16 Sep 2014 Posted by RIM Architects in no comments

Dena`ina Civic & Convention Center

Working closely with the JL Properties/Venture Development Group development team and in collaboration with LMN Architects, RIM Architects designed this new civic and convention center for Downtown Anchorage. The facility is 200,000 SF in aggregate size, and includes a 50,000 SF exhibit hall, a 25,000…

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16 Sep 2014 Posted by RIM Architects in no comments

BLM Plymouth Mountain Interagency Facilities

An increasing number of federal projects require combining different agencies in facilities that serve similar areas and needs.  This new facility is one such cooperative interagency project between the United States Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service…

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16 Sep 2014 Posted by RIM Architects in no comments

Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitors Center

This 35,000 SF facility is situated in a small Alaskan coastal community and is to serve as an example of a successful federal/state partnership  including a public outreach component serving the region. Programmatically, it is divided into three distinct functional components: Headquarters/Research Offices; Visitor Facilities;…

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02 Sep 2014 Posted by RIM Architects in no comments