Designers give kudos to NOAA building

Posted: Thursday, December 11, 2008

JUNEAU - Juneau's new federal fisheries research building in Lena Cove won a design award from architects.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute was designed by Anchorage architecture firm Livingston Slone Inc. and built by JE Dunn Northwest Inc., based in Oregon.

The Alaska chapter of the American Institute of Architects give the design awards each year. They're judged by AIA members from another chapter, this year from southwestern Oregon. The chapter chose four out of 13 submissions for awards.

The NOAA building was built on a reclaimed rock quarry. Its two stories house 48,000 square feet of laboratory and office space for 90 researchers and administrators.

Other awards went to the consolidated car rental facility at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the Nearpoint home in Anchorage, and the Eielson Visitor Center at Denali National Park and Preserve.

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