December 17, 2004
by Canadian Architect
Montreal’s Saucier + Perrotte architectes are one of eight architectural firms from around the world who were selected to continue on the second stage of the design competition for a new capitol in Juneau, Alaska. The other seven firms are Fentress Bradburn Architects Ltd. (Denver, Colorado); studioAlaska + 1 (Fairbanks, Alaska, and Oslo, Norway); Moshe Safdie and Associates (Somerville, Massachusetts); Morphosis Architects (Santa Monica, California); Perkins + Will (Chicago, Illinois); NBBJ (Seattle, Washington) and Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design (Los Angeles, California).
Competition advisor Donald Stastny said the jury picked the "best of the best." This shortlist of eight was selected from 43 submissions, and have one month to put together a team of professionals with expertise in design, engineering and cost estimating. The jury will interview the eight teams in January and select four of them to enter the final phase of the competition. These four teams will then go on a statewide tour in February, and the final winning team will be chosen in March.