Eielson Visitor Center

civic & cultural

Located 67 miles inside the pristine beauty of Denali National Park and Preserve, the visitor center was designed to blend harmoniously with the surrounding wilderness. Durable materials were required to withstand the extremes of winter along with performing in accordance to LEED Platinum Certification. The partial submersion of the building preserves the astonishing view of Mt. McKinley while offering panoramic views at the roof deck’s observation look-out.

ROLe Architect, Planner
CLIENT National Park Service


  • Citation Award; American Institute of Architects (AIA) Alaska
  • Members’ Choice Awards [Most Alaskan; Liked the Best; Most Original Design], American Institute of Architects (AIA) Alaska