Bill Sheffield Rail Depot
The 17,300 SF airport rail station is part of Alaska Railroad Corporation's endeavor to streamline passenger service to and from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. In another capacity, the elevated track serves as a covered walkway for long-term parking clients to access the airport terminal. In accordance with TSAIA master plans, the rail station is located adjacent to the existing parking garage. This location posits the rail station as a prominent focal point and the first building travelers see when approaching the airport terminal.
The three-level structure is modern in form and composition, from its curving roof lines to granite and maple hardwood interiors. The upper (third) level boasts panoramic views of Mt. McKinley, the Alaska and Chugach Mountain Ranges. This space serves formal events such as receptions and corporate conferences and is home to the main transportation functions for the building. Administrative offices are located on the second level as well as a warming kitchen for catered events. The basement level is primarily building infrastructure and support space and includes an underground walkway to the airports main terminal.
Designed in conjunction with KMD Architects, Seattle, WA