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Kathryn Mackenzie

Managing Editor

Kathryn has been a writer since she was able to put pencil to paper. Over the years she developed her editing skills too and now spends most of her time putting those special final touches on the already wonderful work of the Alaska Business team of talented writers. Kathryn is also a social media aficionado and has worked as social media manager for several organizations. During her down time, she enjoys watching movies, dancing, and playing video games. A native Northern Californian, Kathryn studied at San Francisco State University majoring in journalism with a minor in magazine writing. She has spent more than two decades writing and editing about commodities markets, finance, and healthcare. A favorite hobby is to move to cities she’s never visited. Sometimes it works out (Anchorage and Montreal) and sometimes it doesn’t (cities to be remain unnamed). Kathryn’s favorite things about Alaska are the wildlife and winter weather.

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.