USKH celebrates 40 years in business in 2012

courtesy of USKH


ANCHORAGE, Alaska – USKH Inc. recently hosted 40th anniversary celebrations at its various offices in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

USKH was founded in 1972 and was one of the first multi-discipline architecture/engineering firms in Alaska. Today, the award-winning company offers a broad range of services, including fully-integrated architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, environmental, planning, and surveying services. It has more than 130 employees.

“We’re proud of the positive contributions USKH has made to our communities in the past 40 years, not only through the projects we’ve done, but also the personal involvement of our employees,” says company President and CEO Tim Vig, P.E. “We’re looking forward to continuing that for the next 40 years and beyond.”

The founders of the company were Gordon Unwin, Leo von Scheben, Earl Korynta and James Huettl. The company was formerly known as Unwin, Scheben, Korynta & Huettl, Inc. After retiring from USKH, von Scheben served as Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities from 2007-2010.

Some of the firm’s most recent projects include ongoing design for K-12 schools in Quinhagak, Kwigillingok and Koliganek; Ninth Avenue rehabilitation for the Municipality of Anchorage; the LEED certified Kodiak Police Station and Jail; athletic fields and facilities at South, Service, Homer, Palmer, Colony, Wasilla and Houston high schools, along with Moller Field in Sitka; and aeronautical surveys at multiple airports, including Barrow, Point Lay, Kiana, Savoonga, Kivalina and Galena.

USKH has offices in Anchorage, Wasilla, Fairbanks and Juneau, Alaska; and Spokane, Walla Walla and Ferndale, Washington.

Press release from USKH