Intersection of walls at Museum of the North in Alaska
Museum of the North, University of Alaska
Nationally recognized architect Joan Soranno and the GDM/HGA architectural team designed the building to convey a sense of Alaska, with innovative lines and spaces evoking images of alpine ridges, glaciers, breakup on the Yukon River and the aurora. As visitors arrive in Fairbanks by air, rail and road, they will see this striking addition to the Fairbanks skyline, certain to become one of Alaska's major cultural landmarks.
Light filled spaces welcome and inspire scholars, visitors and staff with expansive windows that highlight the spectacular views of the Alaska Range, Denali and the Tanana River Valley. Inside, Alaska's treasures are protected and conserved - hundreds of thousands of biological, geological and cultural history specimens that tell our state's rich history and help us protect its health and well-being. Visitors to the expanded University of Alaska Museum of the North will enjoy entirely new experience - one not replicated elsewhere.