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Christine Merki

Account Manager

Christine brings more than thirteen years of local media sales experience to the Alaska Business sales team. When she’s not using her vast marketing know-how in the office, Christine—originally from Austin—enjoys hot yoga, Pilates, gardening, and reading. Her journalism and Russian studies at University of MO-Columbia and The Poynter Institute have prepared her well for life at Alaska Business. Christine’s marketing knowledge includes creative, media planning, strategy, and market research.

Alaska Business Magazine February 2020 cover

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The Art of Architecture

February 2020

Architects often find themselves facing something of a chicken and egg dilemma. When it comes to design, what takes precedence—form or function?

“It’s a great question, and it’s probably a loaded question,” says David McVeigh, president of RIM Architects. “You can ask ten different architects and get ten different answers.”

Many of the factors that influence those answers land outside the architect’s control. The client’s vision for the building, its location and intended use, the project budget, and whether the design must conform to specific guidelines are all details the architect must consider when determining how much emphasis to place on aesthetics and how much on function.