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UAA's ANSEP Building one of 66 out of 1,000 to receive prestigious American Architecture Award

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

The building that houses UAA's Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program was one of 66 distinguished structures selected to receive a 2008 American Architecture Award. The award program, sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design together with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd., received 1,000 submittals for the 2008 awards. The jury for this year's awards is from Athens, Greece.

The ANSEP Building opened on Oct. 24, 2006. The two-story building inspired by an Alaska Native Southeast dugout canoe, features a large computer lab, a collaborative learning lab, recitation rooms, a small kitchen and staff/faculty offices. The 12,000-square-foot building increases the capacity for engineering instruction at UAA by providing engineering laboratory instructional equipment, furnishings, computers/servers and distance education equipment. The building was designed by RIM First People, developed by JL Properties, Inc. and constructed by Davis Constructors.

Established over 10 years ago, the American Architecture Awards program celebrates the most outstanding new accomplishments for new architecture designed and built in the United States by leading American and international architecture firms practicing in the U.S. The American Architecture Awards have become the foremost, prestigious awards program for public recognition for excellence in architecture in the United States both nationally and internationally.

Click here for a full press release published by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.

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