Open Board Position at the Washington Board for Architects

By February 23, 2021 Uncategorized No Comments

The Washington State Board for Architects will have a Board Member position available starting in June 2021.  The mission of the Washington State Board for Architects is to safeguard life, health, property and promote public welfare through licensure and regulation of the practice of architecture in Washington.

The seven-member, governor appointed board is made up of six registered architects who reside in Washington and have at least eight years’ experience in responsible charge of architectural work or teaching and one member of the public.  

About the Washington State Board for Architects

The Board’s primary function is to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare through regulating the practice of architecture.

As a board member, you are responsible not only to the profession, but also to Washington consumers.  You will help ensure our government remains accessible and accountable to its citizens by:

  • Attending board meetings.
  • Participating in board committees for specific projects (e.g., outreach, newsletter articles, rulemaking, and cross-over issues with other professions).
  • Acting as a case manager or as part of the judicial panel in disciplinary cases.
  • Representing the board responsibly to the profession and the public.
  • Attending national council meetings as needed.
  • Reviewing applications as needed.

Board members may serve up to two six-year terms. The board meets about four times a year, including meetings at colleges with architecture degree programs.  Meetings are currently being conducted virtually.  Travel expenses are reimbursable, and members are eligible to receive up to $50/day when conducting board business.

If you are interested in seeing the make-up of the current board or in reading minutes from previous meetings, please visit the Board’s webpage here.  You can also contact Shari Honeywell, Administrative Assistant for the Board, at shoneywell@dol.wa.gov or (360)764-6175 with any questions.

To Apply

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to participate in shaping the profession; women and architects of color are encouraged to apply.

All interested individuals can apply via the Governor’s Board and Commissions website, here.  Applications should be received by April 15, 2021.

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