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Updates from your local AIA Chapter

Meeting and Tour of GU's Hemmingson Center
Aug 25

Tour Gonzaga's Hemmingson Center with AIA Spokane. Located on the east side of the campus this building is a 168,000 sf replacement for the former 34,000 sf COG. Thank you Mike Wallace, AIA, of Bernardo|Wills for coordinating this tour.

This tour will be AIA Spokane’s Summer Party and includes the opportunity to experience the diverse dining options offered to Gonzaga students at Hemmingson Center. No Charge for AIA Spokane members/spouses. More Information and Registration. 1 AIA|HSW

Coming Soon...

Aug 20
Social Time with AIA WA|Council Board Members

Location Coming Soon
5pm (no-host)

Aug 25 
North Idaho LnL: Repeat of GeoEngineers Loss Prevention and Risk Management
Calypsos Coffee
Coeur d’Alene ID
Noon - 1pm

Aug 25 
Tour of GU’s Hemmingson Center
Gonzaga University
5:30 - 7:30pm
Sep 10 
AIA Spokane Board Meeting
Integrus Architecture
noon -1:30pm

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

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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. Golfer registrations due August 28.

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 

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.

Please welcome Rupali Joshi to AIA Spokane as an International Associate AIA member. Rupali is a licensed architect in India and is working toward toward licensure in the US. 

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.

Greenstone Homes is looking for an experienced residential architect to join our growing team and oversee our architectural department. We are looking for individuals who are eager to apply and develop their skills to create homes and communities where people love to live, work and play. Experience in residential architecture and proven abilities in people management and project management is a must. Greenstone'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 Planning to Construction: Completed Spokane Convention Center Expansion. Aug 13, 11:30am – 1pm Spokane Convention Center: 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd, $25/$40 MAS member/non-member. Information and Registration.

Call for Entries for Spokane's 2015 Mayor's Urban Design Awards are due August 14 at Midnight. Visit to submit, view 2013 awardees and to learn more about the qualities that contribute to good urban design.

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

AIA Central Washington announces their 2015 Design Awards. This year they’ve added a Regional Award, which celebrates architecture located within their component boundaries that has been 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

AIA Webinar: Internship, Testing and Registration Aug 19, noon-1pm PDT: A briefing on licensure topics relevant to interns, supervisors and architects. Presenters from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) will review the steps to licensure, highlight other career programs, describe how IDP has streamlined, and preview ARE 5.0 changes to occur in late 2016. Register for Webinar.

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 Architecture for Health Panel (AHP) seeks to fill a 2016 board position for an Affiliate AHP member from Washington. The AHP Board consists of five Architect members (from Washington or Oregon) plus two affiliate members (one from each state) who are engineers, contractors, interior architects, vendors, Owner's representatives, or similar professionals who are closely involved in healthcare design.  For information about the selection process please contact Kimberly Ritter, 2015 AHP Chair.

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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a new Built Environment Assessment Tool. The BE Tool measures the core features and qualities of the built environment that affect health, especially walking, biking, and other types of physical activity. Learn More and Download Tool and Manual.

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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