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Atwood Campus Center

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Built  1971 (1971)
Opened  1971
Added to NRHP  22 June 1979
NRHP Reference #  79000409
Area  8 ha
Atwood Campus Center
Location  University Drive, Anchorage, Alaska
Similar  Alaska Wildlife Conserva, Alaska Zoo, Alyeska Resort, Mulcahy Stadium, Kenai Fjords National

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The Atwood Campus Center is the student center of Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, Alaska. It is a two story square building 113 feet (34 m) on each side, elevated on a podium extending ten or more feet to each side. It is flanked by two residence halls, which, although also 25 feet (7.6 m) in height, have three stories. This complex was designed by Edward Durell Stone and built in 1966, when the school was known as Alaska Methodist University. This complex has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its significance as the site of a major 1971 conference of more than 600 Alaska Native representatives, at which they formally accepted the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, landmark legislation which fundamentally altered the handling of land ownership and use in the state, particularly with respect to native title, which had long clouded many real estate transfers.

The center is effectively managed by the student population, providing spaces for meeting and relaxation, as well as a kitchen and dining area, and offices for a variety of student services. The residence halls continue to be used as student housing: the south hall houses incoming freshmen, while the north hall houses upperclass students in suites.

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