Sitka, Alaska

Kettleson Memorial Library

Government Project

The Sitka library expansion added 4,800 square feet to the existing building, providing additional multi-purpose space for public gatherings and meetings, as well as individual study rooms, a teen room, and a media room. Work included replacing the building’s thermal envelope, roof replacement, and a full modernization of the building’s systems. The vaulted ceiling, glass partitions, and light colored exposed beams maximize the space, while large panoramic windows give the impression the building is floating on the surface of the water.

client: City and Borough of Sitka

architect: MRV Architects, PC