TCC Chief Andrew Isaac
The Tanana Chiefs Conference 94,900 SF Chief Andrew Isaac Health Care Facility in Fairbanks, Alaska was completed in 2012 at a construction cost of $44,000,000. Serving the Native Interior Alaskan Communities, the health facility was designed to embody the identity and expression of these communities. The design references the flowing nature of the braided rivers, an important aspect of Interior Alaska, and the crafts such as beadwork and basket weaving. The significance of the changing seasons is played out through the color scheme and through the seasonal round inlayed on the gathering hall floor.
Careful consideration of scale, daylight, and natural, warm materials support the development of comfortable gathering spaces formed by flowing curved walls. The resulting environment provides a welcoming, relaxing and reassuring space for patients and families. Key gathering/waiting spaces were placed along the exterior south-facing walls to optimize natural light and a strong visual connection to the open landscape areas adjacent to the building. LEED Gold Certified, with a focus on energy efficiency and low-impact development.
- 2014 Landscape for Healthcare Communities, Silver Award
- 2013 Healthcare Design Architectural and Interior Design Showcase, Citation of Merit
- 2013 AIA AK Chapter People’s Choice Award for “One I Wish I Had Designed”
- 2013 AIA AK Chapter People’s Choice Award for “Most Original”
- 2013 Modern Healthcare Honorable Mention
- 2013 Associated General Contractors of Alaska Sustainability in Construction Award
- 2013 International Interior Design Association NPC InAward, People’s Choice