Nesbett Courthouse

Anchorage, Alaska

An iconic landmark in the heart of the city.

This complex urban project in Alaska’s largest city acknowledges its role in the community by integrating the court system’s vision of justice, Alaska design themes and the complexity of downtown development.

The courthouse reflects and illuminates these intricate interactions through contrasting formal architectural patterns, natural flowing textures and expression of indigenous cultures. South-facing plazas created protected microclimates, encouraging year-round use of outdoor spaces.