AIA Spokane Keynote
Updates from your local AIA Chapter

AIA Spokane Winter Party
Dec 2

Celebrate 75 Years with AIA Spokane!

The AIA Spokane Winter Party and 2016 AIA Spokane Board Installation will be Wednesday, December 2nd at Barrister Winery.
The evening will include presentations and displays of highlights of our 75 years of involvement in Spokane's architectural community.

Dinner starts at 6pm and is catered by Beacon Hill Events.

Many Thanks to our Event Sponsors: Coffman Engineers, DCI Engineers and Kilgore Architectural Products.

Please Register by noon Nov 25
Members & Spouses $40 Non-Members $55

Coming Soon...

Dec 2
AIA Spokane Winter Party
Barrister Winery

Jan 20
Pella LnL
noon - 1:30
Details coming soon
Jan 29
AIA|WA Capitol Connections

Spec Writing Brown Bags with CSI
3 part series
Info coming soon

Box City: Coming to a School Near You

Last Spring over 150 kids from seven area grade schools worked with AIA Spokane volunteers to create a “city” that was displayed at River Park Square.

Kris Jeske and Kathy Russell are starting to organize Box City 2016. But the project can't happen without volunteers to work with the kids at the schools during the first couple of months of 2016. Please contact Kris Jeske, Kathy Russell or Katherine at the AIA Office for more information about volunteering or if your office has supplies to donate.

AIA Membership Incentives

Join and Win! Sign up for 2016 membership and get complimentary membership for the rest of 2015. All new members receive complimentary registration for the 2016 Convention in Philadelphia. And, new members who join by Dec 31, 2015 will be entered automatically to win one convention sweepstake package including registration, airfare, and hotel for two. Review terms and conditions

Renew and Win! Renew by December 31, 2015, and you'll be entered automatically to win one of three prize packages including free registration to AIA Convention 2016 in Philadelphia. Packages includes registration, airfare, and hotel for two. Review terms and conditions

Refer a New Member and Win! Refer a new member by December 31, 2015 and you could both win one of six Apple Watches. How to refer. Review terms and conditions

Dues Installment Program Pay your dues in up to six monthly installments with our Dues Installment Program. Enroll beginning October 1 and no later than April 30, and pay your membership dues in up to six monthly installments. 2016 membership dues must be paid in full by June 30, 2016. Learn more.

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 new AIA member Matt Cohen. Matt is an Associate Professor and the Graduate Program Head at WSU's School of Design + Construction. Welcome also to our chapter Rick Colman of Rick Colman AIA & Associates. Rick recently transferred his membership here from AIA Los Angeles. Finally, congratulate Sarah Brede, Project Architect at ZBA Architecture, on receiving her Architects license.

If you are interested in instructing for the 2016 Summer Immersion Graduate Studio please see WSU's School of Design and Construction's RFP for further details. Please also share this opportunity with your colleagues. The success of the studio depends on receiving excellent proposals. The due date for proposals is 5pm Jan 4 2016. If you have questions, please contact Architecture Graduate Program Head Matt Cohen. Go Cougs!

Design West Architects is currently hiring full time intern architects, licensed architects and CADD personnel for our Pullman, Washington, Kennewick, Washington and Meridian, Idaho 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 submit your resume for consideration to No phone calls please.

Project Architect/Project Manager at HDG. Please no phone calls. 5+ years experience Design/graphic skills preferred but not a must. Tenant improvement and ground up projects. Commercial...Read more...

Architectural Intern Position. Please no phone calls. Paid internship available at HDG Architecture. 2-5 years experience Design/graphic skills preferred but not a must. Tenant...Read more...

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.

View the Results of 2015 Mayor’s Urban Design Awards.

MAS 2015 Holiday Social "Lights & Libations" Tuesday Dec 8, 4:30 - 7:30pm at Contract Design Associates 402 E. Sprague Ave. Free for MAS members and non-members but please RSVP to help them plan.

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

AIA Central Washington is proud to announce the winners of their 2015 Design Awards Program.

AIA Central Washington Holiday Party Join them for their annual holiday party at the Design Award winning Cowiche Canyon Kitchen and Ice House Bar in Yakima Dec 9; 6:30-9pm.

Free Webinars worth 1 AIA LU from AIA KnowledgeNet include: Dec 7 at noon, The Path to Licensure: How to Best Support Your Interns; Dec 8 at noon, Owner/Consultant Agreements: Understanding Roles, Contractual Relationships and Terms; Explore Master Agreements: and Dec 10 at 10am, Task Orders and Other Small Firms Agreements.  Information and Registration

AIA Seattle announces winners for the 2015 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture. View the on-line Awards Gallery.

AIA Seattle’s Dec 15 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.  Registration closes Dec 4.

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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AIA Spokane Office Hours: Open Tuesday & Wednesday 8am-3pm; Thursday 10am-4pm; Closed Monday and Friday.  The office will be closed Oct 30 - Nov 9.
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