Dena`ina Civic Center

civic & cultural

Working closely with the J L Properties/Venture Development Group development team and in collaboration with LMN Architects, RIM Architects designed this civic and convention center for Downtown Anchorage. The facility is 200,000 sf, and includes a 50,000 sf exhibit hall, a 25,000 sf ballroom, and 12,000 sf of additional meeting rooms. The facility has extensive circulation, registration and support areas. The design is vibrant and contemporary – offering convenient, flexible and attractive space to visitors and the Anchorage community.

The name of the this facility, “Dena`ina Civic and Convention Center” was selected in recognition of the Athabascan people who first settled the Upper Cook Inlet basin area some 1,500 years ago. 

Role Architect
Client Alaska Center for Convention and Trade, LLC
photography Kevin Smith


  • 2010 Design-Build Merit Award, Design-Build Institute of America