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30 September 2016

State Library, Archives and Museum (SLAM) in Juneau, AK

In 2015-2016, Zone Display Cases was commissioned to design, build and install nearly 100 museum quality archival cases for The new State Library, Archives and Museum, a project from ECI Alaska Architecture.

The variety of cases in this project is simply incredible and includes wall cases, freestanding cases and table top cases. Some cases were as large as 17 feet tall X 8 feet wide X 6 feet deep and some as small as 20 in. X 20 in. X 24 in. deep.

The entrance and exit of the museum are actually going through a glass structure that we also designed and built, measuring about 20 feet large X 17 feet high. Our scope of work also included a lot of woodworking and the installation of several large concrete panels above some of the cases.

The lighting design from Vancouver’s IOS integrated multi-sources lighting including Halogen and LED sources of various types.

The on-site installation in Juneau took approximately 15 weeks over a period of 5 months, with six to ten of our technicians working and travelling in rotating teams.

The overall SLAM project was worth $140USD million and the contract awarded to us exceeded 3M$USD. That’s 14 full 53ft. truck loads that drove their way to Seattle and then up to Alaska on cargo ships!

The Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum, affectionately known as the SLAM, is a 118,000 sq. ft. building that is intended to have space for 50 years’ worth of new collections, presented in several wonderful diversified galleries that will showcase objects and documents representing the peoples and history of Alaska and telling their story in their voices.

If you would like to view more pictures of the SLAM project and the type of work we did, please click here.

You may also want to visit the SLAM website. If so, click here.