Afognak Native Corporation Alutiiq Center

A contemporary interpretation of the Afognak Island region



•Comprehensive Architectural Services
•Facility Programming
•Master Planning
•Land Development Studies
•3D Computer Rendering/Modeling/Visualization
•Site Selection and Procurement
•Comprehensive ID Service
•Programming & Space Planning
•Interior Finish Specs & Coordination
•Furniture Layout, Specifications & Procurement
•Signage & Graphic Coordination
•Art Installation Selection and Coordination

The Alutiiq Center is the Anchorage office for the Afognak Native Corporation and its subsidiary, Alutiiq LLC. The building and site design of the five-story structure draws inspiration from images of Afognak Island and the region of the Alutiiq people. Geographic elements are reinterpreted in a contemporary design that exemplifies this corporation’s place on the cutting edge of technology in the business environment. The project contains a small museum exhibiting displays of historical and cultural materials of the Alutiiq people. Modern artwork of cultural significance is integrated throughout the lobby and upper levels of the office building. The design team collaborated with the owner’s cultural committee to effectively weave culture into the building design. The exterior uses a granite facing and aluminum composite panels for the building’s skin. The design incorporates two exterior deck areas for office workers’ use. A projecting glass wall above the entry contains the images of four ancient petroglyphs found in the Alutiiq region. The projecting glass provides a unique identity for the building.