NOAA Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute
This project was completed by Livingston Slone, Inc., which merged with Nvision Architecture, Inc., in early 2020.
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration/National Marine Fisheries Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute was designed for fishery research with the mission to better preserve, protect, and maintain North Pacific fisheries resources. The project entailed wet and dry laboratories for biology, physiology, microscopy, and chemistry; a warehouse; seawater intake and filter building; lobbies; and 90 administrative offices organized by function. The building site reclaimed an abandoned rock quarry at Lena Point. The structure is made from sustainable materials, including stainless steel, pre-weathered zinc, and aluminum. Other sustainable features include extensive use of natural light, efficient use of space, and low energy consumption. The exterior reflects marine themes such as water, fish scales, and a ship’s rigging and mast.
Owner: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Location: Juneau, Alaska
Project Area: 65,000 SF
Recognition: AIA Merit Award for Design Excellence
AIA Pacific Northwest Region Merit Award for Design Excellence
Featured in R&D Magazine's Lab Design Issue, April 2008