Along with being Alaska Business’ Associate Editor, Tasha is a creative person who uses her talents at work to conceive, write, and edit unique and insightful content. At home, in addition to reading, sewing, video games, and whatever one does with yarn, she is obsessed with her variety of indoor plants which live or die dependent entirely upon their tolerance for over-watering and occasional neglect. Though Tasha was born in California, she’s an Alaskan at heart and has lived here most her of her life, with a brief exception when she left to pursue her education at the University of Wyoming, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English with minors in professional writing and Latin. The Latin she uses occasionally to amuse family and friends, but the English skills she picked up while learning Latin serve her daily in her efforts to make sure every comma on every page of Alaska Business is exactly what it should be.
In This Issue
The Art of Architecture
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.