mayer sattler-smith

Anchorage | Since 2001

mayer sattler-smith
1104 west 7th avenue, 99501 Anchorage, United States
Phone +907 907 277 7878
Fax +907 907 277 7899


mayer sattler-smith
Klaus Mayer, Dipl. Architect

klaus mayer studied architecture and received his degree at the university of applied science in stuttgart, germany. 

he lives and works in alaska since 1995. after working for several architects in anchorage, he joined with petra sattler-smith to establish mayer sattler-smith. since in alaska he was appointed trustee of the alaska design forum in 1998 and since 1999 is president of the board. 

klaus was named a loeb fellow at harvard university graduate school of design for the academic year 2004-2005.

Petra Sattler-Smith, Dipl. Architect

petra sattler-smith was educated at the technical university of darmstadt, germany, where she received her degree in architecture.

in 1994 she was honored with the german wood council award (holzbau-foerder-preis) for a design / build project. she moved to alaska in 1996 and has worked with several architects before joining with klaus mayer to establish mayer sattler-smith in 2001. since 2002 she is a board member for the alaska design forum.

in 2004 she received an aia alaska honor award for the design of the kotlik k-12 replacement school (as lead designer for koonce pfeffer bettis).


mayer sattler-smith is a multi-disciplinary design firm founded by klaus mayer and petra sattler-smith in 2001. the firm is based in anchorage, alaska.

the practice has developed an approach that is responsive to the specific conditions of the alaskan climate, culture and building technology, creating places for human occupation. projects range from urban design, architecture, interior design to graphic design, furniture and art.

all projects are a result of collaboration between the principal partners and the respective clients, including varied stakeholders and users. 

projects that received recognition include the ideal house, international gallery for contemporary art, solcab and urban memory forest. the firms‘ work has been published in wallpaper*, dwell, azure magazine, western interiors and design, on site review, art matters, the globe and mail, the anchorage daily news and anchorage press.