September 2022 Update

Welcome to the beginning of fall. Much has transpired since our last project update in May. Our team of Northwind/JYW, both from Juneau, have been joined with Hacker Architects of Portland. In place is a seasoned body of design professionals with extensive history on the project, and we feel very fortunate to have this continuance of expertise as work moves forward on development of an inspirational and functional new facility.

In late August we held a joint design work session with the city, the architects, the Partnership and the Alliance membership. The net result forms the core of programming design decisions needed to start work on this next phase.  As the project develops over the next four months, we plan to share with you the milestones and accomplishments.

The Board and Alliance members continue to engage with our federal and state delegations, as well as foundations.  These meetings have been encouraging with broad support voiced for the project. Our goal now is to turn that broad support into project funding. Overall, we are very optimistic of our prospects in next 10 months.

At our annual August Board meeting we welcomed two new members, architect James Bibb and Tlingit & Haida Development Strategist Bob Starbard. Their willingness to bring their experience and enthusiasm to the project is gratefully appreciated. Additionally, we extend our thanks and best wishes to Laura Wanechek who has left the Board but will continue to serve on a number of our committees.

Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets to help support and fund the project. We sold more than 575 tickets, which brought in more than $11,000! That money will be used toward the Capital Civic Center project. All proceeds will be used as match for a capacity & infrastructure challenge grant awarded by the national endowment for the humanities.

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or comments. Thank you again for your continued support of the project.

Bob Banghart, Partnership Executive Director

May 2022 Project Update

We’ve made great progress in expanding support for the Capital Civic Center project. Alliance members and our membership have really stepped up to support the City and Borough of Juneau in an effort to make this a high-priority community project. Thanks to everyone who has offered their support through letters, testimony and donations.

After an encouraging meeting with Senator Lisa Murkowski in Juneau, we sent two teams to Washington, D.C. to make the rounds with our Congressional delegation. We had very good sessions with the late Representative Don Young, Senator Dan Sullivan and Senator Murkowski and their staff. As yet, nothing concrete but we are optimistic there will be some economic assistance coming through from our federal delegation in the next few years.

As for the near future, the selection process for the project architectural team has closed and we anticipate contract negotiations to be completed at the beginning of June. We will make an announcement introducing the team as soon as the ink is dry on their contract. CBJ and our management staff are very pleased with the selected firm. It will take a few weeks for the architect to organize their teams but we should see a project schedule from them in early July. Plenty of advanced notice will be provided when dates are established for public meetings to solicit input and / or review work-to-date.

Bob Banghart, Partnership Executive Director



Our Mission

The mission of the Partnership Board is to design, fund, and construct a new arts and culture facility in Juneau.

The Partnership, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.


The Partnership offices in Centennial Hall are now open with irregular hours. Please call 907.586.2524 or email to get in touch with us.

The Partnership 
PO Box 33193
Juneau, Alaska   99803

Taxpayer ID No. 46-4451460

Our Vision

Guided by five principles, the design and use of a new arts and culture facility will be inclusive, sustainable, collaborative, distinctly Alaskan and functional. This landmark facility will be purpose-built to support the community with performances, exhibitions, conferences and special events. The Partnership supports a new Capital Civic Center that embodies the enduring cultural, economical and educational vision for Juneau.

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