BPS Anchorage Journal

Bass Pro Shops Outpost Opens in Anchorage

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On July 9 Bass Pro Shops opened its 67th store. The 80,000 sq. ft. Anchorage, Alaska Bass Pro Shops Outpost is, for Bass Pro, “a tribute to Alaska’s awesome beauty, abundant wildlife and regional heritage.” Adding to the unique destination retail experience are Alaskan themes throughout the store in hand-painted regional murals, museum quality wildlife […]

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Journey to the Final Frontier: An architect’s account of the design and construction process (part 6)

Architect’s Log Star Date 02.22.13 Been a while since I have posted. Sorry for the time warp, but things have been sort of crazy. We successfully submitted the project for a building permit on January 28th. Very shortly afterwards, Bass Pro Shops decided there needed to be a significant change on the layout of the […]

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Journey to the Final Frontier: An architect’s account of the design and construction process (part 5)

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Architect’s Log Star Date 1.18.2013 This has been the week where I feel like the team is fully engaged and gaining some traction. After weeks of emails and conference calls, I decided it was time for a series of face-to-face meetings with all disciplines. While all the electronics in the world can connect us and […]

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Journey to the Final Frontier: An architect’s account of the design and construction process (part 4)

Journey

Architect’s Log Star Date 1.9.13 It’s the period of the project that is the calm before the storm.  We have a deadline set for the first design Package due to be completed on January 25, 2013.  We have had a couple of conference calls since the New Year to establish some work schedules.  The design […]

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Journey to the Final Frontier: An architect’s account of the design and construction process (part 3)

Architect’s Log Star Date 12.26.12 In the last installment we were still in the ‘discovery’ process in the project. Identifying all the important issues, planning the project priorities and trying to get the team in a groove. Last week we had several conference calls, involving everything from full team call to reviewing outstanding and upcoming issues; […]

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Journey to the Final Frontier: An architect’s account of the design and construction process (part 2)

Architect’s Log Star Date 12.15.12 This entry will recap a few things that will bring us current to this week.  My years of working with Bass Pro Shops has taught me that there is no limit to what can be expected of a design and construction team.  Both in terms of delivery of the project, […]

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Journey to the Final Frontier: An architect’s account of the design and construction process (part 1)

Architect’s Log Star Date 12.12.12 I have been working on projects with Bass Pro Shops since 1993 – it all started with a commission to design a cool Adirondack style lodge at Big Cedar Resort.  I was a young architect, recently licensed and full of energy. Over the past 20 years I have been involved with countless projects […]

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