The Pratt Museum is pleased to announce the selection of the architectural firm that will design the Homer community’s new Museum building: the Anchorage firm of Livingston Slone. Tom Livingston and Joe Abegg will be the primary architects on the building project. “The Pratt Museum is the jewel of Homer and a source of great pride to Alaskans. Livingston Slone is honored to assist this National Merit Award-winning museum in designing their new facility,” said Tom Livingston.
Tom Livingston, raised in Anchor Point and a frequent visitor to Homer, will provide design team leadership, project and contract management, and quality control. Livingston has provided these services for some of Alaska’s most unique museum facilities, community/cultural centers, and other public facilities, including 18 museum projects. He is known for this thorough knowledge of technical and aesthetic challenges of museum buildings in all regions of Alaska. Livingston has worked with countless community groups, small municipalities and nonprofit organizations to bring their projects to successful fruition. His portfolio contains over 300 projects, including the firm’s entire museum portfolio and various museum/display facilities imbedded in other projects.
Joe Abegg will serve as project architect. Abegg has provided design expertise for numerous museums and community centers, many of which have received design awards for attention to arctic issues and sustainable design. A LEED Accredited Professional, Abegg’s designs consistently incorporate energy
efficiencies. His award-winning design of the YKHC Community Health Services Building in Bethel was featured as a case study in a national American Institute of Architects (AIA) publication on energy efficient design. Abegg’s portfolio includes numerous relevant projects, including the $33 million Alaska SeaLife Center, for which he designed education areas, animal habitat and rehabilitation areas, and wet and dry research labs; and for which the project was awarded the AIA’s Honor Award for Design Excellence. Other relevant projects include the North Slope Borough Cultural Center; Museum of the Aleutians; Yupik Cultural Center; the Pratt Museum’s expansion (in the 1980s); and Campbell Creek Science Center.
A project launch reception is scheduled for August 1 from 5:30 to 6:30pm, when community members may meet the architects and learn more about the schedule for fall public design meetings.
Request for Proposals: Architectural and Design Services
The Pratt Museum is accepting proposals for architectural and design services for the planning and design of a new building. Copies of the complete RFP (including addendum) can be downloaded here. Copies of the 31 March addendum can be downloaded here. To be notified of changes please register by email.