Anchorage Museum

Client: The City of Anchorage

Urban Design Studio, Parks Studio, Public Works Studio

Anchorage, Alaska. The landscape of the Anchorage Museum is designed to both inspire and…

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Anchorage, Alaska.

The landscape of the Anchorage Museum is designed to both inspire and accommodate art. The concept for the Museum’s Common emerged from the natural history of Alaska’s South Central Region, recalling the expansive mudflats and deciduous birch forests around Anchorage. The building reflects the landscape, strengthening the relationship between inside and out. The Anchorage Museum Common is a 2-acre park that reflects the natural history of the city’s coastal forest setting. It is the companion landscape for the museum’s expansion and a new civic space for Anchorage. A graduated grid of birches reveals and conceals the building from the surrounding streets. Rectangular “green rooms” are carved into the grid, like rooms in the museum, making it one of the city’s most memorable civic places.

Services Rendered

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Land Planning
  • Conceptual Design
  • Character and Theming