alaska center for the performing arts
anchorage, alaska

Project Team

Original Architect
Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Architects

Theatre Consultant
Threatre Projects

Acoustics Consultant
Jaffe Holden (original)

Anchored by the 2,000-seat Evangeline Atwood Concert Hall, the Alaska Center was due for updates after 25 years of operation. A comprehensive facility assessment identified a series of improvements, including replacing critical audio visual infrastructure, needed to support amplified performance in all venues, and a new orchestra shell in the Atwood. These two projects were selected as highest priority needs. AV systems once again meet the needs of the entire venue, while the new shell completes the concert hall architecturally and acoustically, embracing the orchestra and awakening the warmth and presence audiences had been missing for years.