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Jason Martin

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General Manager & Vice President

Jason is proudly following in his father’s footsteps as Alaska Business‘ General Manager. Having been with ABM for thirteen years prior, Jason is familiar with the business and is continuously impressed with the talented staff. One of the youngest managers in Walmart history, he supervised more than forty employees before being recruited by the Odom Corporation. While there he created statewide marketing material, covered sales routes, and helped set pricing for the state. Jason originally joined the fantastic team at Alaska Business in 1997 as a graphic designer. He is a third generation Alaskan and one of the founders of Alaska’s longest running comedy improv troupe, Scared Scriptless. He enjoys spending time with his amazing wife and delightful son and is passionate about kayaking, sailing, biking, camping, mountaineering, theater, and improv.

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.