Machetanz Elementary School

Wasilla, Alaska

Alaska’s first LEED® certified school.

Machetanz was the first school constructed with a new prototype plan developed by MCG in partnership with the Mat-Su Borough School District in 2008. The best of current learning research was used while anticipating future trends in technology and education.

The schools learning signature “A center for creating community” extends beyond the physical walls of the facility to establish the school as a community asset and affirm it as a catalyst for the creation of healthy, viable neighborhoods.

Even on a dreary rainy day this building feels bright and cheery. The colors are engaging and the spaces are inviting. The natural light really adds to the feel-good atmosphere. You did a great job on this design. – Brett Hill, Mat-Su School District