RENEW: Fairbanks Cityscapes
Throughout its decades, Fairbanks has experienced dramatic changes in the cityscape. It continues to defy traditional definitions and even the appearance of how a city should look and feel. More...
Enjoy these exhibit highlights!
Bettisworth North shows recent infrastructure projects in concept drawings and architectural photography.
Design Alaska’s projects show some examples of historical building re-use, such as the Big Dipper Ice Arena and 1967 Alaska Centennial Park, now Pioneer Park.
USKH developments range from roadways to buildings.
David Hayden, L64 Design gives a glimpse of new eco-friendly design that contributes to a distinct sense of place. The Cold Climate Housing Research Center shows a retrofit of a historical building in Fairbanks on the resource station.
Fairbanks Downtown Association contributes maps and the Vision Fairbanks Downtown plan.
Artists Tanya Clayton, Scott Hansen, Robert Usibelli and Barry McWayne provide profound works that demonstrate their longtime observation of the changing cityscape. Other works are from Mark Daughhetee, Margo Klass, Sheryl Maree Reily, Jamie Smith and from the Museum’s Fine Arts collection.
The Museum’s Archaeology Collection show objects from the Barnette Street excavation site. These objects show the imported goods that were available more than 100 years ago. Architectural historian Janet Matheson shares a building history timeline and photographer Marvin Falk provides images of the historical, the disappeared, and recent buildings. Both have been studying the city for more than 30 years. Frank Soos and Len Kamerling provide sources of literature and film that have commented about Fairbanks.
The Fairbanks Northstar Borough and the University of Alaska show in aerial photos, maps and drawings the study and planning for Fairbanks’ future land use.