Station 63

Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Year Completed: 2010
Total sf: 5,950sf
Design/Build Team: Wolf Architecture, Howdie Inc, PND, SAI, EIC
Client: Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Since 2000 Wolf Architecture has performed design services on a number of public safety buildings within the MSB including PSB 1-2, 2-1, 3-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-6, 7-2, 7-3, 8-2, 9-0, 11-2, 12-2, and 13-1. In 2010, Wolf Architecture was selected to design a new prototypical community fire station for the MSB incorporating state-of-the-art technology, equipment and Green Building strategies. The new facilities provide 30% energy savings when compared to a standard Building of similar size. PSB 63+66 were the first and were constructed on time and within the $2.4 million dollar budget. These projects are similar to the proposed Kenai Peninsula Borough Maintenance Building in that these facilities house large vehicles for storage and maintenance, are multi-functional in nature, and typically involve the coordination of owner supplied or contractor supplied furnishings and equipment.

Gateway Visitor Center

 

Client: Matanuska Susitna Borough
Project Type: Regional tourism and community gathering venue
Size:  10,400 SF; 51 acres

Construction Type: Steel and wood frame; curtain wall
Projected Completion: 2018

Wolf Architecture was selected from seven firms to design a long-needed tourism and community center for the South Gateway to the Mat Su Borough.  Having previously co-authored a feasibility and planning report for the facility allowed our team to gather programming determinations and advance design schemes quickly. A spacious and light-filled main interpretive gallery overlooks Pioneer Peak and the front range of the Chugach Mountains. A 100-seat auditorium/classroom and associated wet-lab, a commercial catering/cafe and an indoor/outdoor hearth support both local and distant visitor experiences and understanding for the cultural, natural, recreational and business amenities across the Mat-Su Valley. The Visitor Center will welcome visitors to the Mat-Su Valley, showcase the natural beauty of the area, promote tourism-related and recreation-related economic development, provide interpretive information about the region’s cultural history and natural attractions, and foster stewardship of the Mat-Su Valley’s cultural and natural identity. The facility is designed to LEED silver standards. 

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Public Safety Building 66

Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Year Completed: 2010
Total sf: 4,016sf
Design/Build Team: Wolf Architecture, Howdie Inc, PND, SAI, EIC
Client: Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Since 2000 Wolf Architecture has performed design services on a number of public safety buildings within the MSB including PSB 1-2, 2-1, 3-9, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-6, 7-2, 7-3, 8-2, 9-0, 11-2, 12-2, and 13-1. In 2010, Wolf Architecture was selected to design a new prototypical community fire station for the MSB incorporating state-of-the-art technology, equipment and Green Building strategies. The new facilities provide 30% energy savings when compared to a standard Building of similar size. PSB 63+66 were the first and were constructed on time and within the $2.4 million dollar budget. These projects are similar to the proposed Kenai Peninsula Borough Maintenance Building in that these facilities house large vehicles for storage and maintenance, are multi-functional in nature, and typically involve the coordination of owner supplied or contractor supplied furnishings and equipment.

Wasilla Public Safety Building

Location: Wasilla, Alaska
Year Completed: 2000
Total sf: 23,000sf
Design/Build Team: Collins Construction, Wolf Architecture, PND, HZA
Client: Matanuska-Susitna Borough

 With 21,000sf in area, Station 6-1 is a large multi-function Building. Its program includes classrooms, toilet facilities, dormitory space with an administrative component, and a high volume large storage bay. The Building functions as the Emergency Response Center for the Mat-Su Fire Department is equipped with a 250kv backup generator. The Project was constructed utilizing a Design/Build construction delivery approach. Wolf Architecture lead the design team through Concept Design to Construction Administration Services.

Government Peak Chalet

Location: Palmer, Ak
Year Completed: 2014
Total sf: 3956
Design/Build Team: Wolf Architecture, Davis Constructors, Dowl, PND, SAI, EIC
Client: Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Serving an extensive trail system created for activities such as Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, skijoring, fat tire bike riding, hiking, and horseback riding, this warming shelter and community meeting space meets the functional and aesthetic aims of the client and is situated to take advantage of amazing long distance views.

Valley Center for Recycling Solutions

Location: Palmer, Alaska
Year Completed: 2010
Total sf: 23,611sf
Team: Wolf Architecture, PND Engineers, EIC, SAI
Client: Valley Center for Recycling Solutions

This 23,611sf super-efficient building shell was built for the new Matanuska-Susitna valley recycling center. The design process used an integrated team to partner low energy use with a super-insulated shell. Cost / benefit analysis was used repetitively throughout the process to weigh design decisions on envelope, mechanical and electrical fixtures. The project is designed to use 50% less energy than a code-standard building, saving 60% gas use, 77% exterior lighting, 45% interior lighting, 50% ventilations fans and 20% hot water heating. The project recycled 95% of it’s construction waste and utilized 45% recycled content for it’s building products. The $3.65 million project achieved a LEED Gold certification level. Wolf Architecture provided Concept Design through Construction Administration Services.  Upgrades were completed in 2014.

MSB Nutrition Services Center

Location: Palmer, Alaska
Year Completed: 2000-2014
Total sf: 40,000sf
Team: Wolf Architecture, Jansen Construction, PND, HZA, Group 3 Design, Romano-Gatland
Client: Matanuska-Susitna Borough

This first-of-its-kind food processing and storage facility in the Valley serves 18,000 meals a day at 30 elementary and middle schools from Trapper Creek to Glacier View. The metal-clad, steel frame structure houses food prep and production equipment, freezers, cold and dry storage, a bakery, a classroom and administrative spaces. A covered pedestrian entry articulates and compliments the monolithic, utilitarian form.