The Knik-Goose Bay Community is located ninety minutes north of Anchorage in the Mat-Su Valley. This area is the fastest growing region of the State of Alaska. The masterplan called for a Junior High School and High School to be developed on the site in two phases. The first phase opened as Redington Junior/Senior High School serving grades 6-12. In the second phase, a new High School is to be constructed and the original school will convert to a Junior High School. To serve grades 6 through 12, the school was conceived on two floors with the ground floor classrooms serving the Junior High students, while the High School classrooms occupy the second floor.
The school supports a truly comprehensive program that includes high quality Science and CTE facilities to accommodate robust high school programs, as well as High School level athletic fields. As the first school in this area, Redington Junior/Senior High School is the first real community center for families living there , so the Commons, Stage, Library, Computer rooms, and Gymnasiums were planned to support extensive after hours use by the community. Sustainability and Energy Efficiency were woven into the design; this is the first project in Alaska to ever receive CHPS (Collaborative for High Performing Schools) certification.
NAC Architecture worked with Wolf Architecture of Palmer, Alaska, for this project.