UAA/APU Consortium Library
Client :University of Alaska
Total SF :213,000
Awards:2005 Drive by Jury's "Most Original" Award; American Institute of Architects, Alaska Chapter
This project encompasses the development of a new 126,000 SF addition to the existing 87,000 SF UAA/APU Consortium Library. The project was designed to provide continued use of the current Consortium Library building, modified and upgraded to meet the requirements of future library operations. Construction of another component to the project — the 110,000 SF, 300 space parking structure and pedestrian link (skybridge) — was completed in early 2002.
The design creates a University icon on the campus that is highly visible to both academic and local communities, and reflective of a warm and friendly place on campus with state of-the-art information access and usage. The progressive form of the building reaches outward both physically and figuratively.