CIVIC & CULTURAL

Dena`ina Civic Center

ROLE: Architect 
CLIENT: Alaska Center for Convention and Trade, LLC
PHOTOGRAPHY: Kevin Smith
AWARDS: 2010 Design-Build Merit Award, Design-Build Institute of America

Working closely with the J L Properties/Venture Development Group development team and in collaboration with LMN Architects, RIM Architects designed this civic and convention center for Downtown Anchorage. The name of this facility, “Dena`ina Civic and Convention Center”, was selected in recognition of the Athabascan people who first settled the Upper Cook Inlet basin area approximately 1,500 years ago. 

This 200,000 SF facility includes a 50,000 SF exhibit hall, a 25,000 SF ballroom, and 12,000 SF of meeting rooms. Key components of the civic center include extensive circulation, registration, and support areas. Its design is vibrant and contemporary–offering convenient, flexible, and attractive space to visitors and the Anchorage community.