Davis Constructors & Engineers, Inc.

Residence Inn by Marriott

Start Date: 04/01/1998
Completion Date: 05/01/1999
Owner: Marriott/NANA
Location: Anchorage, AK
Architects: Johnson Braund Design Group
Project Manager: Carl Swanson
Project Superintendent: Joe Kowalchuk
Project Administrator: Darla Hall

The Residence Inn by Marriott/NANA is a 3-story, 100,000 square foot, wood frame construction with gypsum composite siding, stone veneer, and custom log features. It has 148 suites and a separate 10,000 square foot house that includes a pool, meeting room, full service laundry, hearth room, offices, and check in desk. Site amenities include a sports court and outdoor entertainment area with BBQ.

Marriott/NANA contracted with Davis in April of 1998 to design and construct the new hotel. The Residence Inn prototype had been built throughout the states. Marriott wanted the project complete for the start of the tourist season in May of 1999. Davis began working with the owner, architect, and engineers to “Alaskanize” the Residence inn. Key changes were made to the structural framing plan to allow for increased framing productivity. Design changes occurred in the exterior envelope and the mechanical system. The project completed in May of 1999 and was half a million dollars under budget.