Anderson Building Remodel

The Anderson Building joins one of the few North Pacific Marine Laboratories. It provides classrooms, teaching labs, and research labs for faculty and students in the UAS biology and marine biology programs.  North Pacific Erectors, as the general contractor, upgraded or replaced major building components including heating and ventilating equipment and controls, the roof membrane and insulation, new toilet rooms, interior finishes, elevator replacement, classroom and laboratory casework and the emergency generator. Interior space is reconfigured to improve effectiveness of the teaching and research areas.

The location within walking distance of campus merges the classroom and lab experience with the marine environment. The water view of the Bay provides continual inspiration for the budding biologist. Teaching labs are in close proximity to faculty offices and research labs. Students can initiate and conduct their own research projects with faculty mentors.  Salt-water tanks, provided with flow-through seawater delivered directly from Auke Bay, allow the study of a variety of invertebrates as well as marine algae.  Auke Bay is just steps away, providing easy access to the intertidal zone. The new dive locker is a welcome addition for those faculty and students who venture into the depths of the marine environment. The genetics lab offers the students the opportunity to use the most current techniques to study population dynamics at the molecular level.  Drs. Carolyn Bergstrom, Mike Stekoll, David Tallmon, and Sherry Tamone study a wide breadth of topics related to the unique environment of Southeast Alaska – from hormonal regulation of growth and reproduction in crabs, to the genetics of salmon and bears; from marine plant interactions to the effects of predation and competition in the marine environment.  Who wouldn’t want to become a biologist in a setting like this?