AIA Spokane Keynote
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Annual Meeting and Tour of Hutton Elementary - Oct 27

(note date change)

Join AIA Spokane for our Annual Meeting featuring a tour of the recently renovated and modernized Hutton Elementary School. The project involved demolishing some portions of the structure, modernizing the historic Spanish Colonial style school built in the 1920’s and erecting new classroom wings. The original Hutton School contained six rooms and was constructed in 1920-1921 of brick and concrete blocks with a tile roof and stucco exterior for $96,200. It was named for Spokane pioneer and philanthropist Levi W. Hutton.

A member quorum is needed to vote in our 2016 Officers and Directors. Attend and learn more about proposed changes to AIA WA|Council structure and a proposal for AIA Central WA to become a Section of AIA Spokane. Please note that we changed the date of this meeting to avoid 12th man conflicts with the Seahawks/49er's game. Go Team!

After chapter business is conducted, representatives of MMEC Architecture and Interiors will present a review of the Hutton Modernization Project followed by building tours. Learn more...

Please Register to help us plan.
Join Hutton students as they tour their renovated school.

Coming Soon...

Oct 27
(note date change)

Tour of Hutton Elementary and Annual Meeting
908 E 24th Ave

Nov 4
Advanced Ceramic Tile Methods
Nov 12
AIA Spokane Board Planning Meeting
4pm - 8pm
MMEC Architecture & Interiors

Dec 2 - Save the Date
AIA Spokane Winter Party
Barrister Winery
Details coming soon

Advanced Ceramic Tile Methods - Nov 4 at 7:30am

The Masonry Center and Marazzi Tile: A study of ceramic tile and proper installation methods based on current industry standards. This breakfast presentation starts at 7:30am and will provide participants a better understanding of the composition, function and benefit of each type of ceramic tile as well as appropriate installation materials and methods and the benefits and limitations of each. Additionally, the participants will learn about the reference standards used in the ceramic tile industry.

Please Register by November 2

Nominating Committee Report

The 2015 AIA Spokane Nominating Committee is pleased to announce our slate of officers and directors for election to the 2016 Board for our upcoming Annual Meeting. Our incoming President is Corey Zachow.

Cody Dompier accepts the nomination to the President-Elect position. Accepting nominations to serve as Secretary and as Treasurer, respectively, are David Buescher and Gale Bevington. Our current President, Becky Barnhart, will assume the role of Immediate Past President. Becky Blankenship and Sean Tharp, after filling Board vacancies during 2014 and 2015 have agreed to serve full three-year terms starting in 2016. The Committee is pleased to nominate Kathy Russell and Randy Wilson to fill our remaining director vacancies.

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 

AIA Spokane has some new Allied members this year. Please welcome: Angie Dumanal, Marian Evenson, Ben Ferguson, Tysen Gannon, Joe Hanson, Gwen Marlow, Tabitha Miller and Tom Sevey. Additionally, Teresa Dugger steps into Jim Harakas's role for GeoEngineers as a Bronze Corporate Allied member and Logun Rasmussen and Jacob Gokey now represent GLR Engineers in the Silver category.

Plea to Save the Jamieson Frequency Changing Station (Hagel’s House of Horrors) – Part of Spokane’s Rich History by Kathryn E. Fuller Associate AIA. Readers of the Keynote may recall an article, several Octobers past, about this local spook house. This ‘house’ caused fainting, screaming, and utter terror to the people of Spokane. The Spokane Daily Chronicle once described it as “everything you need for a mild heart attack.” Learn more about the history of this building and current efforts to save the Jamieson Frequency Changing Station/Hagel’s House of Horrors. Please feel free to contact Kathryn Fuller, Assoc. AIA, or Spokane Councilman Jon Snyder with any questions or if you can offer your services in this cause.

Design West Architects is currently hiring full time intern architects and licensed architects for our Pullman and Kennewick WA and Meridian ID locations. We are an established firm with a 30-year history of successful projects in the Pacific Northwest. We offer a highly competitive wage and an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, and 401k with profit sharing options. Please See Our Craigslist Posting to submit your resume for consideration.

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 proficient in Autocad and Revit. More Information and HDG's Craigslist posting. 

ALSC Architects is seeking enthusiastic, collaborative project architects and designers (interior & architectural) proficient with Revit. Are you looking to leverage your passion to bring client stories to life? More Information for interested applicants.

Design Services Northwest, Inc. has a job opening for a talented individual who is looking to expand their horizons.  The position requires the ability to do design work, draft construction drawings and interact with clients, consultants and government officials.  Revit, Sketchup and Autocad skills needed.   More information about the position and the application process.

Voting ends Oct 23 for the 2015 Mayor’s Urban Design Awards. Vote Here

Join Carlisle SynTec for an in-depth Roofing Design Conference on Oct 28 from 7:30am-1pm at the Davenport Grand Hotel (breakfast & lunch provided.) Presentation will focus on the role single-ply membranes play in today’s roofing market and qualifies for 4 AIA CES credits. Registration and More Information.

Cap off a month long celebration of arts & culture in the Inland Northwest and recognize recipients of the 2015 Arts Awards, the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards and the new Poet Laureate for Spokane on Oct 30th at the Create Spokane Costume Ball. Information and tickets

MAS Spokane presents A/E/C Industry Media - Missed Media Opportunities in the A/E/C Industry Nov 12, 11:30am – 1pm Spokane Convention Center: 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd, $25/$40 MAS member/non-member. Information and Registration.

The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture has a fun exhibit of giant LEGO sculptures opening on November 14th, and, in conjunction with that, they’re having a LEGO building contest! It’s open to all ages--kindergartners through adults--and the deadline for submissions is November 6th. More Information and Official Rules.

The AIA Spokane office has a copy of the 2015 AIA Compensation Survey, including the Pacific and Mountain Regional Reports. AIA Spokane members are welcome to review the document. PDFs are available for purchase through the AIA's Online Bookstore. Try the new Free Salary Calculator Tool. The tool shows mean and median salary for 17 architectural staff positions.

In Our Region, State and Elsewhere

Sessions of AIA Seattle's Getting To Zero are currently underway and feature new sessions delving deeper into the next targets of the 2030 challenge: 70% reduction and beyond. Learn more...

Registration is now open for the Oct 23 fall AHP (Architecture for Health) meeting in Tacoma. Please note that registration for this event is limited and will close Monday, Oct 19, at noon or as soon as capacity is reached. Attendees will receive 5 AIA|HSW credits.  More Information about the Presentations.

AIA National is holding a National Leadership-Development event Oct 23 at various locations. More Information.

The AIA Trust is sponsoring a webinar on Managing Professional Exposures as a Small Project Practitioner for 1 HSW Credit. Oct 28 1-2pm EDT; (10-11am Pacific)

Join NWAIA at the 2015 Sustainable Design and Development Conference Nov 4th and 5th at Bellingham Technical College. Earn 16 continuing education credits with over 30 sessions, workshops and round table discussions. More Information and Registration.

Free Webinar from AIA KnowledgeNet: Corporate Architects and Facility Management (CAFM) Redefining the Rules: A Deep Energy Retrofit Presentation for Architects & Facility Managers, November 5, from 1-2:15pm EDT. Earn 1.25 AIA HSW/LUs. Register

On Nov 16th AIA Seattle’s Honor Awards program will celebrate all who contribute to the evolution of practice, whether through the creation of buildings, installations, or concepts. View images and descriptions of this year’s submissions in an online gallery. More Information and Tickets

AIA Seattle’s Dec 15th Building Envelope Forum will focus on the current state of building envelope design, where the field is headed, and the consequences of existing regulations, codes, policies, and practices in building design. This full-day forum provides 8 AIA|HSW credits and is available to all AIA members at a discounted price. More Information and Registration.

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.  As a result of this initiative, expect to see more coordination between AIA Spokane and AIA Central Washington. Learn more about AIA|WA Council and AIA Spokane are doing to better serve AIA members.

New Autodesk Member-only Discount: Now through January 31, 2016, AIA members can save 25% on the AutoCAD Revit LT Suite 2016 (over $125) through Autodesk, AIA’s newest Strategic Partner. Get your member-only 25% off promo code on

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