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Emily Olsen

Customer Service Representative

Emily is the hub of all Alaska Business communication. As customer service representative she fields phone calls; sends surveys and collects the data that are the basis for all Alaska Business directories; and generally keeps the office running smoothly. In her free time, Emily enjoys playing the piano and taking a stroll through the magnificent Alaska landscape. Though she’s originally from Utah, Emily considers Alaska home. She attended Snow College and Brigham Young University where she earned degrees in Child Care Management and Home and Family Living.

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.