Unalaska City Hall
A 14,900 SF, $2.9 million replacement city hall building that consolidated related departments into one building and provided a public assembly room for the city council and other commissions.
The two-story office building is connected to the single-story council chambers by an open naturally lit atrium lobby. This lobby, with dramatic views to the town and bay, serves as a secondary gathering space and provides access to the upper floor. On the exterior, it is articulated as a tower form with clerestory windows.
The new city hall is located on a hill adjacent to a historic knoll, overlooking downtown Unalaska, the Iliuliuk Bay, and the historic Church of the Holy Ascension. Primary access to the site is from the main Airport Beach Road onto Raven Way and the entrance drive. To the east of the building on the knoll, a small community "pocket park" was created.
The city hall is wood-framed with cedar siding and roof shingles to match the local aesthetic and providing a comfortable sense of scale. To combat the elements, the building has PVC and aluminum storefront windows.
1994 AIA Alaska Chapter Award "Most Alaskan"