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Valdez Civic Center

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1982, GDM and Associates, Inc. Clifton St.

Situated on top of a hill, with a lagoon at its base and the harbor beyond, the Valdez Civic Center is an exceptionally handsome building. The vertical flush wood siding is stained gray and devoid of ornament. A rounded element on the front denotes the stair tower. Entrance is on the side, through an extended angle of the building. The front of the building is occupied by the lobby, with windows giving views of the port, while the 486-seat theater and the auditorium, divisible into three smaller rooms, are behind. The gray wood walls lend the building a rustic appearance, suitable for its natural setting, but the clean lines and coherent plan give it a touch of elegance.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland



Alison K. Hoagland, "Valdez Civic Center", [Valdez, 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, 140-141.

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