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Published in Alaska Business: The art of architecture

February 03, 2020

Finding the balance between form and function can be especially challenging in northern climates

What matters most when designing buildings for Alaska’s harsh climate—form or function? Finding the proper balance is a “kind of wonderful puzzle,” says Erik Dukes, an architect in our Fairbanks office. When pieced together correctly, Dukes says, it creates a building that benefits both the client and the community.

Dukes and Anchorage architect Ross Timm talked about designing in the Far North with Alaska Business magazine. Read more from our experienced designers in the February 2020 issue of Alaska Business.

Nightmute K-12 School in Nightmute, Alaska.

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