Completed in 2016
The State of Alaska Library Archives Museum consolidates three agencies, integrating their functions for greater efficiency and responsiveness to the public, and providing a state-of-the-art facility to house Alaska’s history. Hacker is partnered with Alaskan architecture firm ECI/Hyer for master planning, programming and design of the building.
The facility occupies a site near the State Capitol, serving the needs of local state agencies and a broader network of sister agencies throughout the state. It acts 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 facility’s design is rooted in state history and Alaska’s wildlife. The site layout reflects the fan of the docks that historically occupied this site, and the roof form is reminiscent of the wing and feathers of a bird in flight.