A modern space for traditional Huna Tlingit community, education, art, woodworking, weaving, song, and dance.
Creating Lasting Memories
Creating new traditions and celebrating the old ones.
Honoring Lifestyle. The Huna Tribal House is a 3,500 sf two-building group built on the campus of the Glacier Bay Lodge in Bartlett Cove. The building was organized by the Park Service, but the construction style is modeled after a historic building of the Tlingit people. The main building is comprised of a large, square meeting place with four large columns, each holding an intricately carved house pole. The four columns carry massive 30-inch diameter roof beams which were locally harvested and turned to a consistent diameter. At the back of the meeting space, a large carved house screen separates the room to create a staging area behind the screen. The second building holds the restrooms and mechanical space and is connected to the main building by a covered walkway. Both buildings were constructed of insulated concrete forms and structural insulated panels covered with cedar siding to create a tight thermal envelope while still using the Tlingit aesthetic.