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AWARE Shelter

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1985–1986, Miller/Hull Partnership and Frank Maier Architect. 1547 Old Glacier Hwy.

This two-story, wood-framed building provides a temporary home for victims of domestic violence. AWARE, Aiding Women from Abuse and Rape Emergencies, sought a distinctive design, but one reminiscent of residential architecture in Southeast Alaska. The architects, the Miller/Hull Partnership of Seattle and Frank Maier Architects of Juneau, provided a rectangular building with a distinctive rounded, windowed, north end, where a meeting room is located. Decks on the south and west are accessible from adjacent first-floor rooms, and the building can house forty-eight women and children. Set on a wooded hillside, the building is clad in wood siding.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


What's Nearby


Alison K. Hoagland, "AWARE Shelter", [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, 178-178.

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