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June 24th, 2015
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Update From Spokane Regional Health District

Second in a Series of Updates

Spokane Regional Health District’s Food Safety Program reviews and approves plans for all new construction as well as remodeling of current establishments. Plans as well as the menu and food preparation steps must be submitted and approved by our office prior to beginning construction to avoid any costly changes that may occur due to additional items being required (i.e. additional hand wash sinks, floor sinks, etc.) A permit application and all plan review materials must be submitted to the Health District at least 14 days before the projected date of opening or the permit fee will be doubled. Information regarding the plan review process (Plan Review Guideline for Food Establishments and Commonly Overlooked Items During the Plan Review Process) can be found along with other useful information at New & Existing Food Establishments. For more information, please contact SRHD Food Safety Program at (509) 324-1560 ext. 2.

The previous update from the SRHD addressed K-12 School Design Tips (for Architects & Engineers) and the next update will discuss the Healthy Communities Program.

Coming Soon...

July 31 
WSU Design Build Discussion
10am - 2pm
RSVP by July 1

Aug 25 
Tour of GU’s Hemmingson Center
Details coming soon

View Events Calendar
Sept 15 
LnL: Oldcastle Precast - Designing with Carbon Fiber Grid
5111 E. Broadway
noon - 2pm

Sept 17 
AIA|CSI Golf Tournament
Qualchan Golf Course 1pm Shotgun

WSU Design Build Discussion
July 31

Hello from Washington State University! On behalf of Olivia Yang, Associate Vice President for Facilities Services, we would like to invite your membership to a Design Build Discussion scheduled for Friday, July 31 10am to 2pm, in Pullman, Washington, at Banyans on the Ridge on the beautiful Palouse Ridge Golf Course. View Flyer. Please RSVP by July 1 to Jude Durfey at 509-335-5572 or

New Website
For AIA Spokane

AIA Spokane is in the process of creating a new website. Our current website host, Minshew Networks, is phasing out of the web hosting. Additionally, our current website theme is no longer supported. View the Beta version of our new website. During the next month we will shut down the old site and replace it with the new.

Platinum Sponsors

Masonry Industry Promotion Group

Gold Sponsor

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

Bronze Sponsors

Belsby Engineering
Bouten Construction Co.
Gokey Engineering
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 

The AIA|CSI Golf Tournament will be Thursday, September 17 at The Creek at Qualchan Golf Course. The event is a shotgun start beginning at 1pm. The cost is $70 per person including golf, power cart, and dinner. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit AIA Spokane, the Inland Northwest Architectural Foundation and the CSI Spokane Chapter Education Fund. Sponsorship opportunities are available through June 30. Contact Kory Kelly (509-435-7407) or John Eckert (509-838-8240) for more information or view the flyer. Golfer registration due August 28.

Wanted: Two Board Members for AIA Spokane for the three-year term running 2016 - 2018. These two positions need 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 Chad Schmidt, AIA or Katherine for more information.

In Our Region, State and Elsewhere

The 2015 Design Awards celebrates the best in architectural design from members in the Northwest and Pacific Region (NW+PR). Project Submittal Deadline July 6. Call for Entries. The AIA NW+PR 2015 Architecture Firm Award is intended to recognize outstanding contributions to the profession of architecture through excellence in design and through elevating the quality of the built environment. Nomination Deadline July 20. Call for Nominations. The AIA NW+PR 2015 Emerging Firm Award is intended to recognize firms that are, through their practice, challenging traditional perceptions and methods of architecture. Nomination Deadline July 20. Call for Nominations.

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