Susitna Valley Jr/Sr High School

Talkeetna, Alaska

Alaska’s first LEED® certified high school.

After fire destroyed the school in 2007 our planning team immediately engaged the community in a process that honored the independent spirit of Talkeetna, a community grounded in Alaska’s wild landscape.

The welcoming entry links the library, multipurpose room, stage and music rooms, creating an open, flexible environment from the moment students, teachers and visitors walk through the front door. Tailored to a community that values art and nature the warm interiors and agile learning environments contributed to this school becoming a CEFPI McConnell Award Finalist in 2010.

“This school holds the community together. It is an amazing cornerstone for an amazing community.” – Former MSB Assembly Member Tom Kluberton