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Juneau Public Library

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1988–1989, Minch Ritter Voelckers Architects. 292 Marine Way

An unlikely place for a library, the fourth floor of this parking garage also has a surprising sophistication of design. Added in 1988–1989 to a pre-existing parking garage, the library has vast expanses of glass to take advantage of the views in three directions. To break away from the boring regularity of a rectangular structure, a curving path from the corner elevators leads through the heart of the library, creating interesting spaces and glass-enclosed conference rooms as it goes. Designed by Minch Ritter Voelckers Architects of Juneau, the library is an unexpected haven in the bustling waterfront.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "Juneau Public Library", [Juneau, 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, 174-175.

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