The design team gathered in mid-April for a 4-day intensive Masterplanning Workshop in Juneau. The workshop kicked-off on Monday with a leadership committee meeting to review the goals and strategies of the project, and to go over the plans and agendas for the week ahead.
Each day started with a combined LAM staff meeting following a specific theme. Tuesday’s topic covered the importance of integration and long-term sustainability of the project, as well as the importance of preserving and protecting the collections. Wednesday’s meeting focused on the public experience and how design would affect the patron. Thursday morning’s meeting wrapped up the week with a summary of everything covered throughout the workshop.
Group interviews were spread throughout the week for each main division: Library, Archives, and Museum, with additional group interviews for Administration and Technology Services.
Other highlights of the week were a public workshop open to LAM staff and Juneau residents, giving them an opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns; and on the last evening an Open House/Drop-in session was held for those interested in seeing a display of week’s work.