Photo of Aloft Hotel

Location: Anchorage, AK

The new Aloft Hotel is Anchorage’s newest boutique hotel. The four-story, 146 room, wood framed hotel is approximately 80,300 square-foot and features a fitness center, lobby bar with live entertainment, an outdoor fire pit, an indoor swimming pool, and a full-service laundry facility. CRW provided structural construction documents, design calculations, and technical specifications, as required, for permitting and construction. 

Location: Anchorage, AK

High groundwater and poor soils caused failed storm drainpipes, heaving roadways, and increased maintenance efforts in this east Anchorage subdivision. To address these issues, CRW provided planning, surveying, and design for full reconstruction of 4,700 feet of local roadways within the Image/Reflection Drive area. Challenges included flat grades, steep driveways, and storm drain outfall constraints. In addition to a new insulated roadway section and culvert replacement for Reflection Lake Creek, the roadways and storm drain systems were upgraded to alleviate drainage and maintenance issues and the sidewalks are safer through upgrades to pedestrian and lighting facilities. Phase 1 construction was completed in 2021, and Phase 2 construction began in 2022 and is schedule for completion in 2023.
Photo of Anchorage pump station

Location: Anchorage, AK

AWWU's Pump Station 54 experienced numerous maintenance issues including pump faults and check valve failures. CRW evaluated the facility and made recommendations for improvements, then designed a new wet well top slab and piping, isolation and check valves, a replacement generator, and all new electrical for the controls building. CRW also performed an analysis of the collection basin for existing and future flows, and sized and specified new facility pumps, which were procured separately on an emergency basis.

Location: Anchorage, AK

CRW provided design for AWWU’s new PRV facility that extended the 347 Pressure Zone (PZ) to the west and closer to the 260 PZ boundary, improving system pressures for customers between Old Seward and New Seward Highways. The above-grade facility included construction of a utility building to house the PRVs, piping, SCADA, and appurtenances. During construction, AWWU added an in-line turbine to generate electricity using the differential between pressure zones. The resulting power generation is used to supplement electrical loads for the nearby AWWU King Street Operations & Maintenance Facility.

Location: Anchorage, AK

Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) Project Management & Engineering Department (PM&E) is planning to upgrade Quinhagak Street between East Dowling Road and Askeland Drive

Location: Anchorage, AK

The CRW Public Involvement Team is working with CRW design engineers, Anchorage School District, Kincaid Elementary teachers, staff, and students, Sand Lake Community Council and neighborhood, as well as local stakeholders to ensure that the public is engaged and a part of the design process. Public Involvement methods for this project include community meetings, social media advertisements, youth engagement, survey distribution, and a public input analysis, which will feed into the design effort of the project.

Location: Anchorage, AK

The Mountain Park-Robin Hill Rural Road Service Area in coordination with the MOA Public Works Administration is studying possible improvements to Birch Road between Beverly Drive and Kalgin Drive.

Location: Anchorage, AK

MOA PM&E plans to upgrade the existing storm drain system along Camrose Drive to alleviate ongoing surface drainage issues.

Location: Anchorage, AK

The MOA is planning to reconstruct Tasha Drive (from Flamingo Drive to Northwood Street) to meet current MOA design criteria for a local roadway.

Location: Anchorage, AK

The MOA is planning to upgrade the following Norann Subdivision roadways: West 57th Avenue, West 58th Avenue, and a portion of Cope Street. CRW has been contracted to provide preliminary engineering and design services.