Jeff Sizemore Promoted to CAD Manager at DCI Engineers
DCI Engineers has promoted Jeff Sizemore to CAD Manager in DCI’s Anchorage office. Some of his most notable projects include the Hyatt House, located just south of downtown Anchorage, and 100 East Ocean Boulevard, a thirty-story concrete tower in Long Beach, California. Although he initially enrolled in Video Production at the Art Institutes in Los Angeles and Seattle, Jeff decided to pursue a different career path, leading to more than twenty years in residential framing, modular construction, truss design, and wall panel design. Nearly fifteen of those years he’s dedicated to drafting, which have included a variety of project types and markets.
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.