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Alaskan Brewing Co.’s popular Smoked Porter added another medal to its long list of awards, taking silver at the European Beer Star Awards.
Summit Spice & Tea Co., Anchorage’s largest specialty food retail store, announced the purchase of ecommerce gift box and specialty food online store Alaska Artisanal.
Anchorage Fifth Avenue Mall recently welcomed Go! Calendars, Games & Toys to its retail lineup.
Alaskan Hard Seltzer is brewed with an ingredient that should be familiar to fans of Alaskan’s ales: locally foraged Sitka spruce tips.
Anchorage Fifth Avenue Mall announced the recent opening of Excalibur Alaska, retailing 100 percent authentic and officially licensed sports merchandise from apparel to jerseys to hats to home décor.
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Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is pleased to announce the promotion of John Hawkins Jr. to Tribal Transportation Manager.
The Kuskokwim Corporation (TKC) shareholder Andrea Gusty has been selected as the corporation’s next President and CEO. “This was a big decision and not one that we took lightly,” says Board Chair Dunia Morgan.
As part of its new investment into Alaska’s seafood industry, Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) has hired Amy Humphreys as President and CEO and BBNC...
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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.