Three parts of a whole that provides housing and hospital access for Alaska Natives.
Home Away From Home
Families visiting loved ones at the hospital sleep comfortably.
Buffered against the storm. Traveling sometimes great distances for medical care in the nation’s largest state, Alaska Natives now enjoy access to housing, pedestrian comfort and parking ease while being treated at the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC). Patient housing, a skybridge, and parking garage addition to the ANMC combine to make the lives of people who work for, receive care from, or visit the medical center a little more comfortable. The parking structure was built first, then the patient housing, and lastly ,the skybridge connecting the two structures finalizing the project development.
The parking garage is designed for ease of transit during all seasons for vehicle and pedestrian entry and exit. Special consideration was made for the winter months when ice and snow accumulation can pose safety hazards. The design accommodates for the future addition of two more levels, plus a heliport for medical transport. Patient housing includes guest rooms for the families of recovering patients, a dining/gathering space, large kitchen, laundry facilities, storage, and expansive educational or training space for general hospital use. A climate-controlled skybridge connects the complex to the main hospital.