Architecture

The Reconstruction of Spenard Road

  Spenard Road This much-needed reconstruction of Spenard Road from Hillcrest Drive to 30th Avenue, in Anchorage, Alaska significantly improved vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle connectivity and safety. The project created a road that is safe, welcoming, accessible, and convenient for all users and multiple forms of transportation. The team’s landscape architects provided site planning, landscape, […]
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Next Generation Designers & Builders

  Next Generation Designers & Builders At the beginning of July, I had the pleasure to participate in AIA Alaska Northern Section’s first-ever architecture workshop for kids. The design problem: the perfect tree fort or clubhouse. The solutions: ten incredibly different and creative structures with ladders, hammocks, zip lines, water collection systems, off-grid alternative energy […]
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University of Alaska Fairbanks: A Whale Raising Exhibit

  A Whale Raising Exhibit This spring there occurred at the University of Alaska Museum of the North (UAMN) a whale raising. Like a historic barn raising, there was immense preparation, wide participation across many different specializations, and a well-deserved celebration at completion. Unlike a barn raising, the result was a 43-foot bowhead whale skeleton […]
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Celebrating Solstice: Daylight & Design

  Celebrating Solstice: Daylight & Design Design in Alaska seeks to find a balance amongst many unique Northern conditions and project demands. Daylight is one of those challenging Alaskan conditions that requires a thoughtful, deliberate approach to optimize daylight at the extremes of and in between summer and winter solstices. The continuum that our extreme […]
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North Pole Vet Hospital: A Renovation & Expansion.

  North Pole Veterinary Hospital, A Renovation and Expansion. Growing out of the space provided by their existing 1980’s facility and site layout, North Pole Veterinary Hospital approached Bettisworth North with a unique design opportunity: to identify a solution to their needs as a vet hospital to include the “Fear Free” pet model. The owners […]
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Congratulations to our Interior Design Director, Dana Nunn!

  Dana Nunn | Interior Design Director ASID National Honors Recipient, 2021 Medalist Award Winner The American Society of Interior Designers/ASID Medalist award recognizes members and partners who have demonstrated outstanding service to ASID, have provided significant contributions to the interior design profession as well as enriched the human experience. “My passion is designing interiors […]
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A Conversation about the 2021 Pioneer Park Playground Redesign

Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) has been working on a redesign of the Pioneer Park playground for several years. FNSB hired Bettisworth North to help them consolidate and illustrate the borough’s ideas for the redesign. The project team included representatives from the Fairbanks community, FNSB staff members, designers from Bettisworth North, and representatives from playground […]
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Support Funding for Our Parks: By Our Landscape Architect, Mélisa Babb

In 2019, I traveled to Washington D.C. with fellow Alaska landscape architects, Taylor Keegan and Michele Elfers, to participate in meetings with Senator Lisa Murkowski, Congressman Don Young, and the aids to Senator Dan Sullivan. The purpose of the meetings was to encourage our representatives to support several bills moving through the House and Senate […]
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