Denali National Park & Preserve - Eielson Visitor Center

Healy, AK

Dawson Construction

The visitor's center in Denali National Park was constructed in a very remote location only accessible by vehicles from mid-May to mid-September. The new 8,500 s.f. facility was designed to blend into the existing landscape and topography. It features a large lobby area with massive windows on the southwest wall to maximize natural daylighting and views of Denali. Project planning and design incorporated energy-efficient heating/ventilating systems, photo-voltaic panels and battery bank, solar hot water heating system for the restrooms, and a small hydroelectric system was constructed in a stream nearby. The project received LEED Platinum level certification.