Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

Juneau, Alaska


The visitors' center and a system of trails, overlooks the ice sheet of Mendenhall Glacier. While the central building dates from the 1950's the current improvements included the schematic design addition of 5000 sf for interpretive exhibits, sales and theater. Depicted in models, graphics and manipulatives, such as the draws that pull out from the glacier model walls, the exhibit describes the story of the active glacier and its impact on the surrounding eco-system.
Project credits: John Swanson, Principal, Lead Concept Exhibit Designer; Kevin Ryden, Project Manager, Architect while with Portico, Inc.