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David Carlson, PE and Peter Yoo, PE recently passed the Principles & Practice of Engineering Exam, gaining their Professional Civil Engineer licenses.
ANCHORAGE—The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) is promoting Sean Mesloh to become Chief Mechanical Officer, effective March 1. The current CMO is SeanMesloh36-year railroad veteran Don Freestone, who retires February 28.
Ned Rozell and two friends set off on a 100-mile journey through the frozen Yukon River.
The Alaska Hotel and Lodging Association (AKHLA) announced a new partnership with the Seattle-based nonprofit, Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST) that will make human trafficking awareness training available to all AHKLA’s hotel members.
Northrim Bank is proud to announce promotions within the Retail Banking and Credit Administration departments. Chris Chambos is now AVP, Retail…
ANCHORAGE—Chris Brown has been selected to fill the position of Executive Director, Consumer Lending. As Executive Director of Consumer Lending, some of…
Check out the nominees for this year’s Engineering Project of the Year, awarded at EWeek 2020.
Kevin Henderson has assumed the duties of the US Army Corps of Engineers–Alaska District’s Equal Employment Opportunity Manager. Prior to retiring from…
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.