Occupying a beautiful natural setting on Auke Lake, the campus buildings harmonize easily with their surroundings. The five earlier two-story wooden buildings are stepped into the hillside, linked in a meandering row by covered porches and walkways. The most recent building, dedicated in 1990, is the three-story William A. Egan Library. Built of wood, steel, and concrete, the new library, designed by Jensen Douglas, Inc., of Juneau, and Broome, Oringdulph, O'Toole, Rudolf, Boles and Associates of Portland, is a forceful yet compatible addition to the campus, which successfully adds steel and concrete to the prevailing wood palette of the campus. This building adds dramatic interior architectural spaces to the equally dramatic natural setting.
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University of Alaska Southeast, Auke Lake Campus, William A. Egan Library
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