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Shopping is an activity that can be enjoyed in all climates. Due to the rural nature of the state, retail in Alaska relies almost as heavily on e-commerce as it does on brick-and-mortar malls and storefronts. Our coverage of the retail sector includes small businesses, new ventures, online offerings from local artisans and nationwide giants such as Amazon, as well as craft fairs and farmer’s markets. Look to Alaska Business for robust coverage of the retail sector, from retail jobs to the newest mall tenants.

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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.