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Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Project Framework. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Project Timeline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Functional Integration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9. Space Needs Update. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11. Design Narratives . . . . . . Architectural.Narrative. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Concept.Diagrams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Concept.Floor.Plans .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..20 Site.and.Landscape.Narrative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Site.Plan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Code.Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.

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Owner/Client
State of Alaska, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities for State of Alaska, Department of Education and Early Development Division of Alaska State Libraries, Archives and Museums Linda.thibodeau,.Director P .o ..box.110571 Juneau,.AK.99811-0571

Core Design Team
ECI / Hyer Architecture & Interiors 101.W ..benson.boulevard,.Suite.306 Anchorage,.Alaska.99503 brian.Meissner,.Principal-in-Charge 907 .561 .5543 THA Architecture 733.SW.oak.Street,.Suite.100 Portland,.oregon.97205 thomas.Hacker,.Lead.Designer 503 .227 .1254 Walker Macy • Landscape Architecture 111.SW.oak.Street,.Suite.200 Portland,.oR.97204 Doug.Macy,.Landscape.Planner 503 .228 .3122 Laura Millar • Archive Planner 1202-1245.Quayside.Drive New.Westminster,.bC..V3M.6J6 604 .515 .4676

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over. the. past. few. years. a. paradigm. shift. has. been. occurring. at. the. Alaska. State. Libraries,. Archives.and.Museums ..A.dream.for.a.new.facility.that.would.integrate.the.three.units.is.becoming. a. reality .. Simultaneously,. the. workings. of. the. Division. are. becoming. more. integrated. on. a.daily.basis ..these.changes.have.Alaska.on.target.to.become.an.international.leader.in.service. delivery. for. libraries,. archives. and. museums .. this.report.summarizes.the.process.that.led.to. where.we.are,.presents.the.concepts.that.arose. from.the.process,.and.sets.a.course.that.will.lead. to.a.new.Library,.Archives.and.Museum.Facility . At. heart,. this. project. is. about. protecting. Alaska’s. treasures .. the. existing. collections. of. the. Alaska.Libraries,.Archives.and.Museums.are.full. of.those.treasures ..Many,.if.damaged,.are.irreplaceable,.yet.they.are.housed.in.buildings.that. can. no. longer. adequately. protect. them .. the. storage.facilities.are.beyond.their.useful.life.and. beyond.capacity ..there.are.additional.treasures. within.the.State.and.beyond.that.will.eventually. find their way into the collections. This project promises.to.produce.a.facility.capable.of.receiving. and. protecting. valuable. artifacts .. Alaska. deserves. to. see. the. existing. and. future. collections.preserved.for.generations.to.come ..

the.project.has.three.key.goals: •. Construct.a.new.building.that.will.protect. Alaska’s.collections.while.integrating.the. library,.archives.and.museum . •. Improve.service.delivery.and.program.offerings.through.integration.of.the.three. groups . •. Create.an.integrated.digital.portal.for.access. to.information .

Outreach
Initial outreach efforts included stakeholder interviews. with. representatives. of. 35. groups. statewide. and. an. email. poll. of. other. state. libraries,.archives.and.museums.regarding.their. expansion.projects ..A.project.fact.sheet.outlined. the. project. need. and. approach .. A. project. brochure.was.distributed.with.presentations.to.the. annual.meeting.of.the.Alaska.Historical.Societies. and.Museums.Alaska . More.recently,.a.series.of.public.workshops.and. discussions with staff has led to development of.an.updated.list.of.space.requirements.and.a. concept.design.for.the.new.facility . over. the. next. several. months. continued. statewide.outreach.will.be.employed.to.educate.citizens.about.the.project.and.to.generate.feedback. on.the.design.concepts .

Building Space Requirements
After extensive user interviews with staff members.and.stakeholders,.the.space.requirements. have. been. updated. and. described. in. detail .. In. summary,.the.new.facility.will.include.the.following.components . •.. 124,000.sf.new.construction •.. 80.basement.level.parking.stalls •.. 40.surface.parking.stalls •.. site.development.and.landscaping

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Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums
the.U .S ..Congress.established.the.Alaska.Historical Library and Museum in 1900. The first curator, Andrew Kashevaroff, was appointed in 1920 and. shortly. thereafter. the. territory. assumed. responsibility.for.its.operations ..When.the.new. federal building (now the State Capitol) was finished.in.1931,.the.Library.and.Museum.moved.to. that.building .. A. new. museum,. built. by. the. community. of. Juneau,.was.turned.over.to.the.State.of.Alaska. in.1968.to.honor.the.centennial.of.Alaska’s.purchase ..At.that.time,.the.Alaska.Historical.Library. was. separated. from. the. Alaska. State. Museum. and. became. a. part. of. the. Alaska. State. Library,. which. had. been. established. in. 1955 .. When. the. Alaska.State.Archives.was.created.in.1970,.public. state.records.were.transferred.to.it.from.the.Historical.Library,.which.retained.all.manuscript.and. photograph.records.and.papers.produced.by.the. private. sector .. the. State. Archives. entered. the. current.building.in.1975 ..the.State.purchased.the. Sheldon. Jackson. Museum. in. 1988 .. In. 1991,. the. Commissioner.of.education.created.the.Division. of.Libraries,.Archives.and.Museums ..

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Mission
the.mission.of.the.Alaska.Division.of.Libraries,.Archives.and.Museums.is.to.preserve.Alaska’s.cultural.heritage.and.to.facilitate.access.to.information.and. resources.for.research.and.lifelong.learning .. In.keeping.with.this.mission.to.better.protect.and.share.our.collections.and.to.improve.our.programs.and.services,.the.division.is.working.towards.consolidating.and.integrating.the.work.of.its.three.sections:.the.State.Library,.the.State.Archives.and.the.State.Museums ..A.new.building.should.help.us.to.work. more efficiently and effectively for Alaskans.

Alaska State Library
the. Department. of. Library. Service. was. established.in.1955.to.provide.library.service.in.the.territory. of. Alaska,. to. serve. as. a. reference. library. for Territorial offices and libraries, to coordinate and.assist.library.activities.throughout.the.territory,. and. to. administer. the. annual. grant-in-aid. to.incorporated.library.associations ...In.1959.the. Department.was.placed.within.the.Department. of. education. for. administrative. purposes;. it. assumed.the.title.Alaska.State.Library ...the.Historical.Library.separated.from.the.State.Museum. and.joined.the.State.Library.in.1968 ...this.section. of. the. library. is. now. known. as. the. Historical. Collections .

Alaska State Archives
the.Alaska.State.Archives.was.established.in.1970. and.opened.its.doors.to.the.public.in.1972 ..the. State. Archives. is. the. repository. that. preserves. the.government.records.of.Alaska’s.history.and. makes.these.records.accessible.to.its.patrons.in. a.safe,.professional.and.responsible.manner .. government. records. with. permanent. historical. value. include. legislative. bills. and. histories,. audio. recordings,. meeting. minutes,. annual. reports,.birth.and.death.records,.naturalization. records,. incorporation. records,. court. and. probate.records,.correspondence,.publications.and. other.agency-related.material ..the.Alaska.State. Archives. does. not. collect. personal. manuscript. records,. but. holds. records. dated. from. 1874. -. . present,.with.the.majority.of.records.created.in. the.20th.century ..Areas.of.strength.include.territorial. and. state. governor. records,. territorial. court. records,. community-based. state. government.records,.and.state.era.legislative.records ..

Alaska State Museums
the. purpose. of. the. Museum,. created. in. 1900,. was.to.collect,.preserve.and.exhibit.the.territory’s. objects .. Initially. the. collection. was. stored. wherever. space. could. be. found. with. no. provision.made.for.public.access ..In.1920,.the.collection.was.made.available.to.the.public.in.Juneau’s. Arctic. brotherhood. building. and. in. 1923,. the. territory.assumed.responsibility.for.operations .. by. the. mid-1940s,. the. collection. had. outgrown. its.space.and.the.Museum.could.no.longer.adequately.store.and.display.its.materials ..In.1968,.in. honor.of.the.centennial.purchase.of.Alaska.from. Russia,.Juneau.citizens.implemented.a.sales.tax. to.help.fund.a.new.facility—the.existing.museum. facility—subsequently. turning. over. ownership. and. governance. to. the. State. of. Alaska .. Since. that.time,.the.Museum’s.collections.have.grown. from.5,500.to.27,000.objects ..the.Alaska.State. Museum.was.accredited.by.the.American.Association.of.Museums.in.1975.and.was.re-accredited. in.1987,.and.again.in.2001 ..

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Libraries Archives Museum Project Timeline to Date
•.......Initial.design.proposal.unveiled.in.Juneau.in.June.2010;.. ....the.project.was.christened.the.Library.Archives.Museum.Project • Staff and public meetings conducted in Juneau in April & May 2010 •.......Design.contract.awarded.in.spring.2010 •.......Released.design.request.for.proposals.in.November.of.2009 •.......Pre-design.program.planning.conducted.in.spring.2009 •.......Additional.design.funding.provided.by.Legislature.in.2008 •.......Needs.Assessment.completed.November.2006 •.......Partial.design.funding.secured.2005 •.......1 .8.acres.acquired.2003,.added.to.site.of.existing.Museum

Next Steps
•.......Fall.-.Winter.2010.-.2011 Schematic.design Statewide.outreach.campaign Contractor.selection •.......Spring.-.Summer.2011 Design.development Finalize.construction.timeline Secure.project.funding.for.construction •.......Fall.-.Winter.2011.-.2012 Final.construction.documents Initiate.construction.contract.for.long-lead. items,.utilities.and.advanced.site.work •......Spring.2012.-.Summer.2014 Construction •......Fall.2014 Grand Opening

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FUNCtIoNAL INtegRAtIoN
As.web-based.communications.and.digital.technologies.become.increasingly.common,.a.growing. national. and. international. trend. is. to. integrate. library,. archives. and. museum. processes,. bringing together the work of different institutions.into.one.or.two.integrated.agencies,.often. under.the.umbrella.term.‘memory.institutions .’. Functional. integration. emphasizes. the. similarities. between. library,. archives. and. museum. services. while. respecting. the. distinct. qualities. of. the. materials. being. managed:. publications,. archival.records.and.artifacts ..Not.only.does.the. integration.of.operations.provide.greater.access. to. a. wide. range. of. information. resources,. but. the. coordination. of. activities. also. allows. institutions to offer extensive public services while maximizing.resources .. While. each. type. of. material. –. publications,. historical. records,. or. three-dimensional. objects. –. . presents. its. own. challenge. for. preservation,. description. and. access,. many. procedures. can. be coordinated effectively. For example, rather than.maintaining.separate.procedures.for.adding. new.items.to.library,.archives.or.museum.collections,.an.integrated.approach.can.centralize.the. documentation. of. all. new. acquisitions .. Donor. information,. descriptions. of. new. accessions,. conservation. notes. can. all. be. consolidated;. as. a.result,.everyone.in.the.institution.can.see.the. full. scope. of. new. holdings. and. establish. common.priorities.for.action ..Similarly,.the.content. and. structure. of. library,. archives. and. museum. catalogs, finding aids, and other descriptive tools. can. be. coordinated. so. that. users. can. easily find a wide-range of relevant materials on. their. research. topic,. whether. the. items. are. publications,. historical. documents,. or. original. artifacts ..As.an.example,.the.description.of.a.pair. of beaded moccasins will be different from the description.of.a.booklet.on.Athabascan.clothing. or.of.a.historical.photograph.of.an.Athabascan. woman.in.traditional.clothing ..by.putting.those. descriptions. together. in. an. integrated. catalog,. the.user.can.access.core.information.about.each. item,.making.it.easier.to.locate.a.wide.body.of. information. and. resources. related. to. Athabascan.traditions . the. Library. Archives. Museum. Project. is. moving.toward.functional.integration.in.many.of.its. library/archives/museum. operations .. In. particular,.the.division.is.actively.investigating.new.and. coordinated.processes.for: •. acquiring,. collecting. and. documenting. the. receipt. of. new. materials. to. support. a. comprehensive.approach.to.acquisitions •. identifying.and.liaising.with.potential.donors. to. coordinate. communications. and. support. positive.relationships.with.the.community •. documenting.the.preservation.requirements. for. all. materials. in. all. media. to. prioritize. materials. at. risk. while. making. best. use. of. resources •. providing. online. access. to. descriptions. and. catalogs to ensure users are able to find relevant.materials.from.throughout.the.institution.regardless.of.format.or.type •. digitizing.historical.materials,.from.historical. publications.to.archival.records.to.images.of. three-dimensional. artifacts,. to. provide. the. widest. possible. access. to. the. institution’s. holdings . Staff members across the division are working. closely. on. integration. initiatives,. bringing. together.their.unique.expertise.and.knowledge. and. looking. beyond. the. traditional. “silos”. of. libraries.versus.archives.versus.museums .. the. goal. is. to. identify. new. and. creative. approaches. to. collecting,. documenting,. preserving.and.sharing.the.wealth.of.resources.that. illustrate.Alaska’s.past.and.present .

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SPACe.NeeDS UPDAte
through. numerous. stimulating. discussions. with the Executive Committee, staff and the Design.team,.a.collaborative.method.of.working. emerged .. this. will. be. facilitated. by. an. integration.of.spaces.in.the.new.facility ..together.the. Library,. Archives,. Museum,. Administration. and. technical.and.Imaging.Services.explained.to.the. Design.team.what.services.they.provide.to.the. State.and.how.work.is.accomplished.within.their. current.space ..From.these.meetings.surfaced.an. understanding.of.what.each.section.shares.and. where potentially conflicting differences exist in the.program.requirements ..It.is.important.that. the.design.and.program.create.space.that.allows. collaboration in new and yet unidentified ways. each.section.collects,.preserves,.explains,.interprets,. shares. and. communicates .. Within. each. of. these. areas. are. both. nuanced. and. noticeable. procedural. distinctions .. the. Design. team. worked. with. the. user. group. to. understand. all. the.possible.areas.of.integration.that.should.be. considered.during.the.programming.process.and. to find ways of addressing technical variations. Collecting.is.done.both.through.outreach.resulting.in.donations.and.through.systematic.collecting.and.purchasing ..New.materials.are.evaluated. for.issues.that.must.be.addressed.prior.to.being. entered. into. the. collection .. the. Museum. and. Historical. Collection. (Library). have. the. most. issues. with. potential. contamination .. An. isolation. room. will. be. used. by. these. two. sections. and. by. Archives. when. necessary .. the. Museum. needs.a.direct.access.from.the.loading.dock.into. the.exhibit.area.for.touring.shows ..Library.and. Archives. also. need. a. convenient. way. to. bring. materials. into. the. processing. area. from. receiving ..the.loading/receiving.area.begins.the.back. of.house.integration.of.the.sections . Material.preservation.involves.the.treatment.of. objects.for.contaminants,.repair.and.storage ..All. sections.have.some.level.of.paper.conservation,. so. an. area. to. serve. this. need. has. been. added. to the program. Storage has different security and.environmental.requirements.for.the.various. collections ..the.Museum.collection.requires.the. highest.level.of.security ..the.Museum,.Archives. and Historical Collections all require specific and. similar. environmental. controls .. Information. Service’s. (Library). Collection. is. browsable. and.has.the.lowest.security.and.environmental. demands ..the.various.collections.also.grow.or,. potentially, contract at different rates. A large secure. storage. area. shared. between. Archives. and.the.Historical.Collection.gives.potential.for. the.line.between.these.sections.to.move.as.storage.needs.change .. the. preservation of these collections benefits all.Alaskans,.a.small.child.may.develop.a.lifelong. interest. in. history. by. visiting. the. Museum;. an. intern. for. a. State. Senator. may. look. for. precedent.in.the.State.Archives .. each.section.currently.“explains”.its.collections. through a different catalog system. The end goal.of.any.cataloging.system.is.clear.collection. access .. When.visiting.the.new.building.looking.for.information.on.a.subject,.the.public.should.be.able.to. see.what.is.available.from.each.of.the.sections. without having to run to different locations and be.confused.by.numerous.cataloging.methods .. As. the. sections. develop. an. understanding. of. what.resources.each.has,.they.will.better.assist. patrons in their search for information. The staff is.also.looking.at.ways.to.make.cataloging.more. transparent .. these. issues. impact. the. building. program.in.a.number.of.ways .. Upon.coming.into.the.new.facility.it.will.be.evident. where. to. enter. the. Museum. exhibit. area. and.how.to.access.the.other.collections ..there. will.be.one.entrance.to.a.reading/research.room. to. serve. Information. Services,. the. Historical. Collection. and. Archives .. A. service. desk. will. be. attended by staff who can direct patrons to items in all the collections or to another staff

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member.who.will.help.with.the.search ..this.is.a. collection.for.all.Alaskans;.remote.access.should. be.as.comprehensive.as.possible .. For the staff, collaboration will mean the potential.of.cross-disciplinary.projects.with.the.goal.of. enriching.the.understanding.of.these.important. State resources. All staff from the Library and Archives and some staff from the Museum will occupy a mostly open office space and share a large.processing.area ..Special.project.rooms.will. be.located.around.the.building.to.facilitate.these. cross-disciplinary.endeavors .. each. of. the. sections. interprets and communicates. its. collections. for. the. public,. though. method.and.level.of.interpretation.vary ..this.adds. to.the.discussion.of.overlapping.endeavors .. Sharing. the. body. of. knowledge. stored. in. the. building and staff with greater Alaska is a primary goal. of. the. Library. Archives. Museum. Project .. outreach. will. be. facilitated. through. the. use. of. distance.learning.technology.in.meeting.rooms ..

Spaces will be provided for visiting State staff and. Library. Archives. Museum. personnel. will. continue. to. share. their. resources. through. the. internet. and. through. actual. transport. of. items. throughout. the. State .. the. Museum. shares. its. objects.in.a.number.of.ways ..the.most.apparent. is. the. exhibit. hall. that. provides. large. numbers. of. visitors. a. broad. look. into. Alaskan. history .. Archives. and. Historical. have. very. similar. methods.of.sharing.collections ..the.documents.need. to.be.monitored.at.all.times.and.do.not.circulate. outside.of.the.research.room ..Information.Services. has. both. a. circulating. and. non-circulating. collection .. Understanding. how. each. section. shares. its. collection. was. essential. to. developing. the. program.for.each.viewing.area ..by.placing.a.secure. research.room.within.the.shared.reading.room,. Archives,. Historical. and. Information. Services. can work side-by-side, sharing material and staff resources ..there.are.also.ways.to.integrate.the. Museum.into.other.areas.of.the.building ..exhib-

its. will. be. interspersed. throughout. the. facility,. possibly. suspending. items. from. the. ceiling. in. public.areas,.such.as.the.lobby,.and.sometimes. displaying.them.in.secure.cases ..Within.the.reading.room,.the.Museum.book.collections.will.be. accessible.to.the.public .. Meeting.rooms,.classrooms,.and.an.auditorium. that.seats.120.people.will.be.used.for.numerous. educational functions. A store will offer items appropriate.to.each.of.the.collections.and.a.café. will.serve.the.public .. the.centerpiece.of.the.building.is.the.main.lobby .. It. will. serve. not. just. as. a. passageway. to. other. rooms. and. a. large. social. gathering. area. but,. most.importantly,.a.place.where.the.extraordinary. nature. of. this. program. will. unfold. to. the. visitor ..this.building.aspires.to.support.a.new.era. of. collaboration. between. the. Library,. Archives. and.Museum,.enriching.the.lives.of.all.Alaskans. with.its.rich.resources .

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SPACE LIST SUMMARY SHEET Public Area Lobbies Meeting Rooms/Auditorium/Classrooms Retail Misc. Administration Offices Meeting Rooms Workrooms Misc. Unassigned Space Office/Workroom Mechanical Spaces Electrical/Data Spaces Janitorial Spaces Loading Misc. LAM Reference Area Offices Reading/Research Rooms Workrooms Secure Storage Misc. Digital and Imaging Services Offices Workrooms Storage Area Lab Area Misc. Museum Offices Gallery Space Workrooms Secure Storage Storage Area Misc. TOTAL

Net SF 13,770 5,260 4,650 1,700 2,160 4,527 827 800 1,600 1,300 16,150 450 10,700 2,520 180 1,420 880 25,166 2,964 9,322 2,400 10,000 480 4,769 1,069 1,100 400 2,100 100 34,253 1,453 16,000 4,300 10,000 1,300 1,200 98,635

Total Gross SF 17,213

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32,716

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Our Goals. the.building.must:

Building Planning
Building Siting and Entry: the. building. is. sited. facing.east.toward.downtown.Juneau ..the.main. entry. connects. to. the. large. public. plaza. which. is. bounded. to. the. east. by. Whittier. Street .. the. extension. of. the. northeastern. café. into. the. plaza.helps.protect.the.covered.entry.from.the. strong.northeasterly.taku.winds.that.occur.periodically. during. the. winter. season .. the. decision. to.place.the.entry.at.this.location.was.driven.by. two.primary.concerns:.1).the.new.building.and. entry.plaza.provide.a.civic.focal.point.and.strong. terminus. to. the. future. plaza. extending. across. Whittier Street to the State Office Building; 2) By placing. the. entry. and. circulation. core. towards. the.northeast.of.the.site,.tremendous.views.to. the. north,. south,. and. east. could. be. preserved. for enjoyment by library users and staff alike. General Building Order:. the. design. includes. a. generous light-filled, double height entry lobby with.a.café,.auditorium.and.shared.public.meeting rooms on the main floor. The café, auditorium and. meeting. rooms. are. immediately. accessible. for. evening. use. without.impacting.the. security. for. library. or. museum .. Washrooms. are. located. conveniently.near.the.entry,.servicing.the.after.

Concept
the.new.facility.will.occupy.a.site.near. the.State.Capitol,.serving.the.needs.of. state.agencies.locally.and.a.broader. network.of.constituent.agencies. throughout.the.state ..It.will.act.as.the. central.repository.for.the.exceptional. historical.collections.of.the.State.. Library.and.Archives,.as.well.as.the.State. Museum’s.diverse.collection.of.cultural. artifacts.–.a.major.public.attraction. during.the.summer.tourist.season .. the.initial.design.ideas.for.the.new. Alaska.State.Library.Archives.and. Museum.Project.were.developed. through a series of staff and community.workshops.beginning.in.April.of. 2010 ..During.the.workshops.a.series.. of.themes.emerged ..these.themes.. are.used.to.guide.the.design.process:

•. Fit.into.Juneau’s.historic.urban.fabric,.while. creating.a.vibrant.Library.Archives.Museum. that.celebrates.the.State.of.Alaska’s.past,. present.and.future . •. Integrate.and.streamline.Library,.Archives. and Museum operations for greater efficiency.and.responsiveness.to.the.public . •. Increase.virtual.access.to.the.collections. and.resources.for.the.State’s.residents.and. beyond .. • Be lasting, energy-efficient and sustainable. the. preliminary. design. of. the. facility. is. rooted. in. the. State’s. cultural. history .. the. site. layout. reflects the fan of the docks that historically occupied. the. site. and. the. roof. form. is. reminiscent of the wing and feathers of a bird in flight. the.building.and.site.is.viewed.from.many.high. vantage. points. from. around. the. city;. including. the. governor’s. Mansion. on. Calhoun. Avenue. and from State Office Building. An inspired and expressive.roof.form.will.be.a.beacon.to.the.city,. embracing.and.welcoming.visitors.from.around. the.world .

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hour. use. of. these. functions .. the. museum. is. located on the main floor to accommodate the large.groups.of.visitors.during.the.active.summer. months.and.to.protect.artifacts.from.direct.light .. The reading room is located on the second floor made.accessible.by.a.large.public.stair.allowing. patrons.to.enjoy.the.dramatic,.unfolding.views. to the north, south and east. A staff entry, building.loading.and.service.components.are.located. on. the. northwest. corner .. Space. planning. has. been greatly influenced by the desire to have

maximum.visual.control.by.a.minimal.number.of. staff members. Ground Floor Planning: entry. to. the. interpretive.portions.of.the.museum.is.adjacent.to.the. museum.store ..this.allows.a.single.point.of.control that can be managed by 1-2 staff persons, and encourages.patrons.to.purchase.items.from.the. store.or.visit.the.café ..the.interpretive.space.is. immediately. accessible. from. the. back-of-house. functions,. including. exhibit. prep. and. museum.

storage,.which.in.turn.is.immediately.accessible. from. the. northwest. loading. and. service. entry .. During.the.next.phase.of.design,.the.interpretive. vision. will. be. established. and. the. body. of. the. interpretive.space.will.be.fully.understood . Upper Floor Planning: the.main.Reading.Room. is.conceived.as.a.high.ceilinged.‘great.room’.with. stacks. in. the. center. and. reading. opportunities. along. the. perimeter .. Controllable. daylight. will. enter. the. room. from. high. clerestory. windows. located.around.the.room’s.perimeter ..the.room. is easily reconfigurable in order to adapt to the changing.nature.of.libraries ..Patrons.may.enjoy. views. of. Mount. Juneau. and. Mount. Roberts. to. the.north.and.east.as.well.as.distant.views.down. gastineau.Channel.to.the.south ..the.south.portion.of.the.great.room.is.entirely.glazed.to.give. the.feeling.of.hovering.above.the.amazing.view .. Access.to.the.library.will.be.from.the.large.landing.located.at.the.top.of.the.public.stair ..Patrons. will.have.clear.and.easy.access.to.the.circulation. desk. and. have. controlled. access. into. the. adjacent.research.room .. Basement: the. design. includes. a. basement. in. order. to. better. accommodate. the. parking. and. mechanical. needs. of. the. Library,. Archives. and. Museum .. eighty. parking. spaces. are. planned. with. vehicular. access. from. Whittier. Street. into. the.northeast.corner.of.the.site ..A.large.public. elevator.and.stair.will.provide.access.to.the.public.lobby.for.the.Museum.and.Library.above ..

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Sustainable Design
energy. conservation. is. a. primary. concern. for. the.State.Library,.Archives.and.Museum.Project .. Maximizing the benefits of natural lighting and minimizing. energy. loss. are. achievable. goals .. At the outset of the project, staff and patrons expressed. a. strong. desire. to. provide. daylit. spaces. and. to. minimize. long-term. operating. costs .. Space. planning. and. the. design. of. the. building. “skin”. will. be. carefully. coordinated. to. take.advantage.of.daylight ..the.goal.moving.forward.will.be.to.integrate.time-tested.“passive”. and. “low-tech”. strategies. with. the. economical. and.complementary.use.of.new.technologies.in. an effort to save energy while at the same time providing. for. the. well-being. of. patrons .. Decisions.will.be.guided.by.real.data.based.on.energy. modeling.of.the.building . The energy-efficiency strategy will primarily focus on.the.building.“skin .”.Roof.and.walls.will.have. continuous. insulation. without. thermal. bridges. and.will.be.a.vast.improvement.over.traditional. construction.assemblies ..other. assemblies,.like. windows,. will. be. thermally. “broken”. and. will. be. triple-glazed. where. appropriate .. Since. cooling.loads.in.southeast.Alaska.are.relatively.light,.

cooling.will.be.handled.primarily.through.natural. ventilation. and. economizer. cooling .. the. more. highly. controlled. spaces. in. the. museum. and. . storage.spaces.will.likely.require.some.means.of. mechanical.cooling .. To ensure the success of these strategies, staff and. operations. personnel. will. be. comfortable. with.the.design.direction.and.should.be.part.of. the. start-up. and. testing. phases. of. the. project .. emphasis.will.be.given.to.building.systems.that. can.be.easily.maintained.and.operated.by.local. personnel .

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Materials and Methods
In. all. areas. of. construction,. emphasis. will. be. placed.on.materials.and.assemblies.that.provide. low-tech. and. economical. construction .. this. means.of.careful.planning.is.based.on.standard. material. units. that. facilitate. little. construction. waste .. Durable. materials. and. assemblies. will. be.favored.over.those.that.are.complicated.and. have high maintenance. Wherever practical, finish.materials.will.be.avoided,.allowing.structural. materials.to.be.expressed.thus.minimizing.overall.material.consumption .

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SITE & LANDSCAPE. NARRAtIVe
Site Context and Location
Situated at the confluence of important natural borders. and. urban. corridors,. the. site. presents. opportunities.to.create.connections,.to.link.the. waterfront. to. the. site,. to. further. develop. the. arboretum,. and. to. create. a. public. plaza. as. an. important.outdoor.space .. Located. between. the. gastineau. Channel. and. Mount. Juneau,. the. site. occupies. an. area. that. was. once. a. tidal. beach .. A. spillway. or. tailrace. from.an.historic.hydroelectric.plant.and.a.shopping. center. form. the. western. boundary. to. the. site .. egan. Drive,. an. important. highway,. along. with.a.restaurant,.hotel.and.radio.station.forms. the.southern.boundary,.with.the.waterfront.one. block. further. south .. the. eastern. site. boundary. is.Whittier.Street,.which.separates.the.museum. site. from. a. collection. of. surface. parking. lots,. Willoughby Street, the State Office Building and downtown. Juneau .. Immediately. north. of. the. site.is.a.motel,.restaurant.and.Willoughby.Street. where.the.outline.of.the.beach.is.still.somewhat. visible ...two.well.used.pedestrian.corridors.serve. the site: between the State Office Building and the. shopping. center. (east-west). and. from. the. waterfront.to.the.museum.(south.to.north) ..

Site Conditions
The site is built on rock fill that dates from the city’s hard-rock mining period. The fill is porous and. is. subject. to. inundation. by. tidal. waters .. generous.precipitation.and.maritime.conditions. make.this.area.conducive.to.growing.plants.from. most.parts.of.Alaska ..Prevailing.winds.enter.the. site.from.the.southeast.with.the.occasional.taku. winds.coming.from.the.northeast . The area to the east of the site is typified by a lack.of.clear.connectivity.and.scattered.parking. lots,. in. spite. of. being. a. major. pedestrian. passageway .. the. tailrace. on. the. west. side. of. the. site. is. partially. exposed. with. the. power. company. planning. on. completing. the. piping. within. the.next.four.years ..Currently,.tour.buses.enter. the.site.and.pull.directly.to.the.building.entry ..A. collection.of.trees.and.shrubs.with.interpretive. signs.forms.an.arboretum.on-site .

surface. parking. and. loading. facilities. are. relocated.to.the.north.side.of.the.building.and.will. accommodate.up.to.two.tractor.trailers.and.two. smaller.delivery.vehicles ..Public.parking.is.under. the.building .

Pedestrian Circulation and Entrance Plaza
Pedestrian. access. to. the. site. will. come. primarily.from.the.east.with.clear.views.into.the.entry. plaza ..this.east.access.from.downtown.and.the. State Office Building will be further strengthened by.the.plaza’s.future.extension.into.the.eastern. parcel.across.Whittier.Street .. the. other. important. pedestrian. access. to. the. site. is. from. the. south .. Pedestrian. access. over. egan. Drive. is. addressed. with. a. path. that. can. connect. to. a. proposed. pedestrian. bridge. that. will.link.the.existing.waterfront.path.to.a.northsouth.pedestrian.path ..this.passage.will.provide. an.opportunity.for.tourists.to.cross.the.highway. to.the.site ..the.path.will.continue.north.through. a. naturalized. corridor. along. the. western. site. boundary.connecting.to.Willoughby.Street ...

Vehicular Access and Circulation
This plan proposes to relocate the bus drop-off zone.to.the.Whittier.Street.edge ..this.move.will. allow.the.site.to.reclaim.its.frontage.as.a.plaza. and. event. space,. keeping. buses. close. to. the. street for easy arrival and departure. The staff

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the. entry. plaza. is. designed. to. be. low. maintenance, safe and flexible enough to accommodate.a.variety.of.event.programs.and.uses,.and. to.be.an.elegant.and.enjoyable.public.space ..this. entry plaza is seen as a first step towards creating.a.public.open.space.and.arboretum.that.later. expands. towards. the. east. to. create. additional. public.space.and.to.continue.uniting.the.district .. the.plaza.landscape.will.represent.a.balance.of. plantings and hardscape, reflecting local materials and textures. Due to the rock fill at the site, trees.will.be.placed.in.a.raised.planting.area.supported.by.stone.and.good.topsoil ..Sightlines.are. maintained.throughout.the.planted.areas.by.the. use. of. low. growing. herbaceous. plants .. Raised. plantings will define paths within the plaza space and. provide. ample. topsoil. depth. for. trees. and. other.plants .. the. arboretum. will. be. a. lightly. forested. zone. on.the.south.side.of.the.museum,.providing.an. entry.to.the.north-south.trail ..on.the.north.side. of the building, tree plantings will buffer the staff entry.and.parking.area ..Plaza.paving.and.planter. designs will reflect the glacial activity typical of. the. region:. exposed. rock. faces;. scored. and. grooved.paving.surfaces.will.provide.a.sense.of. detail. and. directionality .. Seating. and. other. furnishings will further reflect the rock outcrops found.in.the.nearby.mountains.and.the.forms.of. dugout.canoes ..

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Code Summary
Assumptions Two-story building with a total building area of approximately 114,000 sf plus 10,600 sf of mechanical space and 82 stalls of parking below grade. Building will be constructed according to the 2009 International Building Code (IBC) and all applicable local and state code amendments. The following study is based on the 2006 IBC as the 2009 version has yet to be adopted. Occupancy • a-3 – assembly (Library, museum, auditorium and meeting rooms) • B – Business (Offices); most likely an accessory occupancy to a-3 • S-1 – moderate-hazard storage: archives (books, files and artifacts) • S-2 – Low-hazard storage: Parking garage occupancy Separation: Non-separated use per section 508.3.2. use the most restrictive, a-3, for construction purposes. Construction Type II-a Allowable Area and Height • Based on a-3 occupancy, type II-a construction, and fully sprinklered. • Basic allowable area – 3-stories and 15,500 sf per story
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• allowable Increase – based on 200% allowable area increase per floor (IBC 506.3) plus a 75% allowable area increase for frontage per section 506.2 = 58,125 sf allowable per floor. • Height increase: automatic sprinkler increase to 4-stories and shall not exceed 85’ per IBC 504.2. • area separation between the a-3 and S-1 occupancies. Fire Resistance Rated Construction Incidental use areas • Boiler room – an automatic sprinkler system is provided, therefore a separation capable of resisting the passage of smoke is required per section 508.2.2.1. • Storage rooms over 100 sf – an automatic sprinkler system is provided; therefore a separation capable of resisting the passage of smoke is required per section 508.2.2.1. • Furnace rooms w/ any piece of equipment is over 400,000 Btu/hour input - an automatic sprinkler system is provided, therefore a separation capable of resisting the passage of smoke is required per section 508.2.2.1. • Book Drop – 2 Hr fire resistant rated construction.

Structural Frame: type II-A buildings • 1 Hr fire protection as required per table 601 and 602. Exterior Walls: type II-A buildings • No fire protection is required for type II-A buildings which are equal to or greater than 30 feet from a property line per table 601 and 602. • 1 Hr fire protection is required for type II-A buildings which are less than 30 feet from a property line per table 601 and 602. Interior Non bearing Walls: type II-A buildings • No fire protection required per table 601 and 602. Floor Construction type II-A buildings • 1 Hr fire protection as required per table 601 and 602. Roof Construction type II-A buildings • 1 Hr fire protection as required per table 601 and 602. • Fire retardant-treated wood members shall be allowed at 20’ or more above finished floor (table 601, exception C). Corridors • Corridors in sprinklered ‘a’ occupancy buildings are not required to be fire rated per section 1017.1 and table 1017.1.
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Roof Coverings •.. Per.table.1505 .1,.a.class.‘b’.roof.covering.is. required . Fire Protection System & Requirements •.. Sprinklering.–.Section.506 .3.requires.an.automatic.sprinkler.system.to.help.achieve.the. desired floor area and construction type. An automatic.sprinkler.system.is.also.required. per Section 903.2.1.3 for fire areas exceeding 12,000 sf and when the fire area has an occupant.load.of.300.or.more ..the.sprinkler. system.shall.be.designed.to.the.requirements.of.NFPA.13 . • Fire Extinguishers – one type 2A, 10BC fire extinguisher.is.required.for.each.3,000.sf. of floor area with no more than 75 feet of travel.distance.to.an.extinguisher.per.section.906.of.the.International.Fire.Code.(IFC) . •.. Fire.Alarms.–.An.alarm.system.with.manual. pull.stations.is.required.per.section.907 .2 .1. where.the.occupant.load.is.greater.than.300 .. the.exception.to.this.section.allows.for.the. pull.stations.to.be.eliminated.when.there.is. an automatic fire extinguishing system. •.. Fire.Safety.and.evacuation.Plan.–.An.approved fire safety and evacuation plan is required.per.IFC.404 .2 .1 ..employee.training. in.response.procedures.is.required.per.Section 406. Quarterly fire drills for employees are.required.per.table.405 .2 ..A.detailed.seatConcept Design Report • 09.02.2010 LIBRARY ARCHIVES MUSEUM PROJECT

ing.plan,.occupant.load,.and.occupant.load. limit.shall.be.provided.as.part.of.the.plan.per. 408 .2 .1 . •.. Fire.Apparatus.Access.Roads.–.At.the.discretion of the Fire Chief, fire apparatus roadways.are.required.to.extend.within.150.feet. of.all.portions.of.the.facility.or.any.portion. of.the.exterior.wall.as.measured.along.an. approved.access.route.per.an.Alaska.State. amendment to IFC 503.1.1. The code official is.authorized.to.increase.the.dimension.of. 150.feet.where.the.building.is.sprinkled,.or. the.roads.cannot.be.installed.due.to.topography . Exiting •.. occupant.load.–.per.table.1004 .1 .1,.the. occupant.load.is.calculated.at.300.sf.gross. for.accessory.storage.areas.and.mechanical.equipment.rooms,.7.sf.net.for.assembly. areas with concentrated and non-fixed chair seating,.5.net.sf.for.assembly.areas.with. standing.space,.15.net.sf.for.unconcentrated. tables.and.chairs,.100.gross.sf.for.business. areas,.200.gross.sf.for.kitchens,.50.net.sf. for.reading.rooms.and.100.gross.sf.for.book. stack.areas .. •.. occupancy.signage.–.per.section.1004 .3,. every.room.or.space.that.is.an.assembly. occupancy.shall.have.the.occupant.load.of. the.room.or.space.posted.in.a.conspicuous. place,.near.the.main.exit.or.exit.access.door-

way.from.the.room.or.space ..Posted.signs. shall.be.of.an.approved.legible.permanent. design.and.shall.be.maintained.by.the.owner. or.authorized.agent . •.. exit.Separation.–.Where.two.exits.are. required,.the.distance.between.exit.doors. must.be.a.distance.apart.that.is.a.minimum. of.one-third.the.diagonal.of.the.area.servedper.section.1015 .2 .1,.exception.2.for.automatic.sprinkler.systems . •.. Number.of.exits.–.two.exits.or.exit.access. doorways.are.required.from.any.space.with. an.occupant.load.greater.than.49.per.section.1015 .1 . •.. Maximum.travel.Distance.–.250.feet.per. table.1016 .1 . •.. Maximum.Dead.end.–.not.to.exceed.20.feet. per.section.1017 .3 ..However,.per.exception. 3,.a.dead-end.corridor.shall.not.be.limited. in.length.where.the.length.of.the.dead-end. corridor.is.less.than.2 .5.times.the.least.width. of.the.dead-end.corridor . •.. Maximum.Common.Path.of.egress.travel.–.. not.to.exceed.75.feet.per.section.1014 .3 . • Panic Hardware – Panic and fire exit hardware.is.required.at.each.means.of.egress. serving.an.occupant.load.of.50.or.more.per. section.1008 .1 .9 . •.. Corridor.Width.–.Corridors.may.be.no.less. than.44.inches.in.width.per.section.1017 .2 .
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• Emergency Lights & Exit Signs – The entire building.is.required.to.have.emergency. lighting.and.exit.signs.per.section.1006 .1. and.1011 .1 ..exceptions:.Approved.exit.sign. illumination.means.that.provide.continuous. illumination.independent.of.external.power. sources.for.duration.of.not.less.than.90.minutes,.in.case.of.primary.power.loss,.are.not. required.to.be.connected.to.an.emergency. electrical.system.per.section.1011 .5 .3 . •.. Address.Numbers.–.the.Fire.Chief.may. require.address.numbers.plainly.visible.and. legible.from.the.street . •.. Key.boxes.–.the.Fire.Chief.may.require.an. approved.key.box . Zoning Requirements Per. Zoning. requirements. for. the. City. and. borough.of.Juneau: •.. Setbacks.-.5’.all.sides •.. Height.Limitations.–.35.feet.max ..(Possible. height.increase.to.45.feet.with.CbJ.credits,. or.with.a.variance.or.planned.rezoning.of. the.area) . •.. Landscaping.–.Will.meet.planning.and.zoning.requirements . •.. Parking.–.per.City.of.Juneau.Planning. Department.with.anticipated.extension.of. Cultural.District.overlay.(60%.reduction) . •.. Loading.zones.–.4.required 
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