Nvision Architecture Promotes Two Long-Time Employees
Two veterans of Nvision Architecture are being promoted to Associate Principal. Both have been with the Anchorage-based firm for more than half of its 40-year existence.
Jobe Bernier grew up in Chugiak as a fourth generation Alaskan. He brings a sophisticated approach to contemporary architecture with rigorous thought, design, collaboration, and detailing. Bernier started as a drafter with Nvision and left Alaska to complete his master’s degree in Montana, where he achieved top of class best master’s thesis, the Alpha Rho Chi medal, and completed his internship. He returned to Nvision as a licensed architect. In addition to high-performance contemporary design, Bernier provides historic preservation and actively works to save cultural resources across Alaska. His thoughtfulness, design ability, being thorough, quality control, and client-driven focus have made him an extremely important member of the Nvision team.
Jim Hansen started with Nvision thirty years ago. He is a third generation Alaskan and has raised his own family in Wasilla for the past twenty-seven years. Hansen started as a drafter with Nvision and has since provided successful project management with multiple clients across the state. His experience and understanding of architecture have come through hands-on experience in both design and construction along with the oversight and teaching of architects Nvision has had on its team over the years. Hansen’s expertise and understanding of arctic design and construction extends to rural locations throughout the state. His construction knowledge, design ability, attention to detail, quality control, and follow-through have made him an extremely important member of the Nvision team.
This year the Alaska Railroad is celebrating 100 years of transportation people and cargo around Alaska. While the railroad is one of the states oldest transporters, it certainly isn’t the only one, and in this issue of Alaska Business we also check in on the Marine Highway, Span Alaska, and the White Pass & Yukon Route. For those interested in Southeast, our focus on that region provides updates on Kensington Mine, Tongass FCU, the troll fishery, and Juneau’s growing landfill.