The Alaska Airlines Center, which opened in September 2014, is the new home for the sports teams of the University of Alaska in Anchorage. The $109 million project will also serve as a venue for concerts and other events. The state of the art venue boasts a 5,000 seat athletic arena, medicine suite, indoor jogging track, a gymnastics training facility and a competition gym. It will also house a training and strength conditioning facility for athletes. Alaska Airlines partnered with UAA in funding the project and creating a scholarship for student athletes of the university. Their partnership enables UAA to expand their sports teams and provides a central community center for the area.
The millwork company for the project, J.R. Heritage, came to Flannery with the need for trims fitted for a thicker millwork panel. Flannery modified our Wood Panel Trims to accommodate the different size of panel. At the request of J.R. Heritage we provided our trims in a longer length (12’-13’) as well to accommodate the high walls of the arena and to eliminate butt joints.
Flannery supplied 6,700 linear feet of our Wood Panel Reveal (WPR), 6,500 linear feet of our Wood Panel J-Mold (WPJ), and 3 linear feet of Wood Panel Outside Corners (WPOC). Our Wood Panel Trims can be seen in the stadium’s box office as well as on the walls surrounding the gymnasium. The designer chose a clear anodized finish for our trims which accentuated the light wood panels perfectly and really enabled them to stand out.