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1960, Manley and Mayer. 4200 University Dr.

Gould Hall was constructed in 1960 to serve as a men’s dormitory for what was then known as the Alaska Methodist University, Alaska’s only private four-year liberal arts college. The dormitory was named after Reverend Peter Gordon Gould, the school's founder. The midcentury modernist design features a horizontal volume interrupted by squarish windows and vertical piers; the whole aesthetic is enhanced by its teal on cream color scheme. At just over 25,000 square feet, Gould Hall is one of the smaller buildings on campus. 

After AMU experienced considerable financial trouble in the mid-to-late 1970s, the campus shut down for a time before it reopened as Alaska Pacific University in 1978. Gould Hall now houses the university’s environmental, marine sciences, and outdoor studies programs, as well as the Student Wellness Center. Like Grace Hall and Grant Hall, Gould Hall also housed the United States Geological Survey offices for a time.


"Alaska Pacific University Master Plan Anchorage, Alaska." Prepared by DOWL HKM, September 2011.

"Buildings of APU." Alaska Pacific University. Accessed June 16, 2020.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland
Updated By: 
Ian C. Hartman (2020)



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Alison K. Hoagland, "Gould Hall", [Anchorage, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 100-100.

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