AIA Spokane Keynote
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Codes & Coffee
Sep 10

Digging deeper into the WA State Energy Code with Duane Jonlin, AIA of the State Building Codes Council (SBCC.)

We'll bring the coffee; you bring the code questions. Our discussion topics will include: Applying modern energy codes to older and historic buildings, Code requirements for continuous insulation at the exterior, Thermal bridging, Air barrier issues, Insights into direction of WA Energy Code Amendments and more. Registration 1.5 AIA|HSW

Please note that the Council is entering the comment period on proposed rules to adopt the 2015 State Building Code. The first Public Hearing will be held in Spokane on Sep 11 (Fire Dept Training Ctr 1618 S. Rebecca St) with a second Public Hearing in Olympia on Oct 16. Written public comment must be submitted by Oct 23. The rules are anticipated to be effective July 1, 2016.  More information on the proposed changes and on submitting written comments.

Coming Soon...

Sep 10
Codes & Coffee

7:30 - 9am

Sep 10 
AIA Spokane Board Meeting
Integrus Architecture
noon - 1:30pm

Sep 15 
LnL: Oldcastle Precast - Designing with Carbon Fiber Grid
5111 E. Broadway
noon - 2pm

View Events Calendar
Sep 17 
AIA|CSI Golf Tournament
Qualchan Golf Course 1pm Shotgun

Oct 8
Maintaining Historic Masonry and Wooden Buildings
Spokane City Council Chambers
5 - 7pm

Oct 9
Unraveling 123 Years of Wear and Tear
Genesee Building
819 W. Riverside
9 - 11am

LnL: Oldcastle Precast - Designing with Carbon Fiber Grid - Sept 15

Join John M. Carson and Oldcastle Precast in the Central Pre-Mix Conference Room. Presentation will cover the key characteristics of carbon fiber grid reinforced precast enclosure systems versus alternate systems and help attendees understand how to achieve design and performance objectives, meet new energy efficient “CI” and code objectives, while providing reduced C02 footprint and increased resilient commercial construction. Lunch Provided. Register by Noon September 14th. 1 AIA|HSW

Fore! Register Now for AIA|CSI Golf Tournament - Sept 17

September To Dos: Football Games, Back-to-School, and the AIA|CSI Golf Tournament. The tournament is a 1pm shotgun start at the Creek at Qualchan and costs $70 per person including golf, power cart, dinner, prizes and end of summer good times. Proceeds from the tournament benefit AIA Spokane, the Inland Northwest Architectural Foundation and the CSI Spokane Chapter Education Fund. Contact Kory Kelly (509-435-7407) or John Eckert (509-838-8240) for more information. Register Now! Last year we filled up all our spots.

Platinum Sponsors

Masonry Industry Promotion Group

Gold Sponsor

Kilgore Architectural Products
Silver Sponsors
Abadan Reprographics
GLR Engineers
LSB Engineers
Standard Digital Print

Bronze Sponsors

Belsby Engineering
Bouten Construction Co.
Greg Thomas Consulting
L&S Engineering Associates, Inc
MSI Engineers, Inc
Oldcastle Precast
Pella Windows & Doors – Commercial Division
Spokane Regional Plan Center
Spokane Wall Systems
Structural Forte, Inc
Trindera Engineering, Inc

In Our Community 

Please welcome Drew Kleman, Assoc AIA to AIA Spokane. Drew comes to Spokane from Omaha Nebraska and is currently working at nystom + olson architecture.

The Spokane Fall Visual Arts Tour registrations are due Sep 4! The Tour is Oct 2 - Oct 4. Submittal Information.

GeoEngineers’ Spokane office invites you and your staff to join us as we celebrate 35 years as a firm, and Jim Harakas’ 40+ year career. Sep 9, 4pm - 7:30pm New Riverside Terrace, Spokane Convention Center. RSVP by Sep 3. Flyer and more information.

HDG seeks to fill a Project Architect/Project Manager position with an experienced professional with background in commercial, residential, hospitality and restaurant design. Applicants should have strong technical and communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with clients, consultants and contractors. Architects license and design/graphic skills preferred but not a must. More information and HDG's Craigslist posting.

Stantec's Spokane office is looking for a licensed Senior Architect to join their growing team. The successful candidate will assist in the design of project drawings, details, and specifications within budget and on time, in accordance with current architectural knowledge and practices. The position will work closely with other offices to perform local projects, win new work, and strengthen the relationship of existing clients. Stantec's Posting.

Integrus Architecture is seeking to add a BIM Manager with an appreciation and passion for architecture to our highly creative team. This is an exciting opportunity to work with Architects, Structural Engineers, Interior Designers, and Business Professionals who are committed to creating great public buildings to engage the communities we serve. Integrus's Posting.

MAS Spokane presents a Washington/Idaho Transportation Panel Sep 10, 11:30am – 1pm Spokane Convention Center: 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd, $25/$40 MAS member/non-member. Information and Registration.

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Inland Northwest City Center is proud to present their annual trade show, REVEAL Spokane, Oct 1 at the Spokane Convention Center. Register for REVEAL. Join IIDA the morning of REVEAL for RISE, an inspirational breakfast keynote featuring Laura Guido-Clark, founder of Project Color Corps™. Register for RISE.

Wanted: Board Member for AIA Spokane for the three-year term running 2016 - 2018. The position needs to be filled by licensed architects. If you or someone you know is passionate about advancing the standards of the architectural profession, promoting professional development, outreach, and fellowship please contact either Becky Barnhart, AIA or Katherine for more information.

In Our Region, State and Elsewhere

Wake-up and Watch and Walk! Surgeon General Murthy will be launching a Call to Action on Promoting Walking and Walkable Communities on Sep 9 at 10am ET (7am our time.) Details about how to watch the Webcast will be available on the Surgeon General’s website on the morning of Sep 9.

AIA Seattle’s Honor Awards for Washington Architecture is a nationally-recognized program that explores and honors projects designed by architects throughout the state of Washington. Register and pay by Sep 23 to avoid a 15% late fee. Registration must be completed by 5pm Sep 30.

AIA Southwest Washington is accepting call for entries for projects for their 2015 Honor Awards Program. The Entry Form is due in the SWW Chapter office by Oct 8. More information

This year's AIA Central Washington Design Awards includes a Regional Award celebrating architecture within their component boundaries designed by architects outside of their boundaries. Registration Form Submittal Deadline: Sep 4; Presentation Materials Submittal Deadline/Late Registration: Sep 25; Design Gala Oct 16. Questions, contact Ryan Monson, AIA. Call for Entries

Check out the schedule and activities for the Seattle Design Festival running Sep 12 - 25.

An outcome of AIA National’s Repositioning initiative requires all AIA state components to submit a Memorandum of Understanding by year end 2015 specifying how all their components will work together to best serve all AIA members within that state.  States that cannot develop such an MOU will not receive an allocation of Member Service Revenues monies from AIA National starting in 2016. Learn what AIA|WA Council and AIA Spokane are doing to better serve AIA members.

The 2015 AIA Montana Conference (Sep 24-25) in Bozeman, MT will feature inspiring architect leaders currently practicing in the region; commercial/industry presentations; an awards reception and banquet on campus celebrating achievements in Montana and the NW+P Region; and a variety exhibitors sharing current product and service information. More Information and Registration.

Every year, AIA reviews one section of its Public Policies and Position Statements directory. This year, the AIA is considering revisions to the first section of the directory, entitled The Architect. As an AIA leader, your input is a vital part of the review process. Please take this survey to offer feedback on the proposed changes. The deadline to participate is September 15, 2015.


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