The US Small Business Administration Alaska District Office has extended the deadline for accepting nominations for its local 2020 Small Business Week Awards to March 18.
The launch window for this year’s winter experiment at Poker Flat Research Range 30 miles north of Fairbanks opens Sunday, January 26, at 4 a.m. AKST.
The Alutiiq Museum is the 2019 recipient of Discover Kodiak’s Chinook Award, an honor recognizing a community contribution by a non-profit organization.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted to increase the amount undergraduate students pay for college tuition by 5 percent beginning in fall semester 2020 but directed the administration to invest $1.5 million of tuition revenue to financial aid for students at each university.
Students in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will soon have the opportunity to complete their high school careers with up to two years of college credit, tuition-free.
United Way of Anchorage has announced that President and CEO Michele Brown will retire this June after seventeen years with the organization.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ online bachelor’s degree programs have been ranked among the top 100 by US News & World Report.
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority Board approved a resolution that enables AIDEA to modify terms of its loans related to development of the Southern Miluveach Unit (known as the Mustang Field).
More than 25,000 scientists traveled to San Francisco for the week-long conference to present their research on classic hard-science subjects and a few surprises, including the migration of creatures ranging from Alaska earthworms to humans threatened by rising sea level.
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.