HGA Wins Presitious American Architecture Award


HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA) has won a 2008 American Architecture Award for the Museum of the North Addition at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

Sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design in collaboration with The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd., the American Architecture Awards® recognizes outstanding architecture designed and built in the United States by national and international firms.

Designed by Joan M. Soranno, AIA, of HGA, with GDM, Inc., of Anchorage, Alaska, as executive architect, the Museum of the North addition consists of four abstract forms-angled, curved, tipped and cantilevered-to reflect the lines and shapes found in Alaska's coastlines, mountains, and glaciers. Clad in custom pearlescent-white aluminum composite panels with mica flakes, the addition subtly captures Fairbanks' varied light patterns, changing the building's hues throughout the day and seasons.