Valdez Ferry Terminal
Selected as a people's choice winner for "Best Drive-By" at the 2005 AIA Alaska Honor Awards, the Valdez Ferry Terminal welcomes inspiring views, captures precious sunlight and fends off extreme winter weather. The building uniquely achieves this feat using standard components in grand applications. In a community that can see as much as 24 feet of snowfall annually, a simple roof plane directs snow into the adjacent ocean, away from building users. The south facing storefront windows span the length of the building allowing for clear views of approaching vessels.