AKA: Alaska State Office Building, Downtown, Juneau, AK

Structure Type: built works - public buildings

Designers: Graham, John and Company, Architects and Engineers (firm); Linn Forrest, Architects (firm); Linn Argyle Forrest Sr. (architect); John Graham Jr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1972-1975

11 stories

333 Willoughby Avenue
Downtown, Juneau, AK 99801

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John Graham and Company designed the Alaska State Office Building in association with the Office of Linn Forrest, Architects, headquartered in Juneau, AK. Linn Argyle Forrest, Sr. (1905–1987), FAIA, opened his firm in 1952, after working previously for the US Forest Service's Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) restoring Alaskan Indian clan houses and totem poles.

A theatre organ, first installed at the Coliseum Theatre (1928) in Juneau and later at the city's 20th Century Theatre, was donated first the Alaska State Museum and then installed in 1977 in the Alaska State Office Building. The Puget Sound Theatre Organ Society web site indicated: "The [Alaska State] museum struggled to find a good space for the organ, until the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council and a committee of organ fans became involved. The committee raised $30,000, the organ was restored and architect Frank Maier constructed a glass space for the instrument in the eighth-floor atrium of the State Office Building." (See Puget Sound Pipeline State Office Building,Accessed 10/27/2014.)

PCAD id: 4567