We are just beginning our first full year under an eight member Board of Directors.  Thus far, based on one-half-year’s experience, it appears the smaller size is fulfilling the goals and expectations of the Board.

The 2018 Board of Directors is comprised of the following dedicated AIA members.

AIA Central Representative

Linda Newcomb, AIA

Term Expires 2018

Biography

Linda Newcomb, AIA

Linda Newcomb, AIA

Linda Newcomb, AIA is known for her community involvement, working to help her community become a better place to live. She is Chairperson of the Walla Walla County Planning Commission, sits on the Walla Walla Historic Preservation Committee, involved with the Downtown Foundation and Chamber of Commerce. She moved back to Walla Walla in 2000 to start her own architecture practice. She primarily works in small commercial and residential projects in Eastern Washington including a design award winning dental clinic in Wenatchee. She started working for the Army Corps of Engineers in 1985, first in Walla Walla District, then Middle East Africa District, then Albuquerque District and finally Japan District where she did design, cost engineering and project management. This includes the Tri-Forces Army Hospital in Misawa, Japan. She became a registered architect in 1990 and graduated from Washington State University in 1985.

AIA Seattle Representatives

Peggy Heim, AIA

Term Expires 2019

Biography

Peggy Heim, AIA

Peggy Heim, AIA

Peggy Heim AIA is a project manager and certified passive house designer at Nicholson Kovalchick Architects in Seattle, WA. Her completed design projects range in type including market rate and affordable housing, cohousing, community buildings, transit, and commercial projects for clients in the public and private sectors. She believes deeply in Passive House as a viable solution to create healthy, energy-efficient living environments, having sought out NK for its commitment to the standard and pursuit of high-performance affordable housing.  After earning her Masters of Architecture from the University of Washington, Peggy worked for firms in her native Minnesota and Seattle including Schemata Workshop as a Senior Architect. Peggy serves a dual role on both the AIA Seattle Board and the AIA Washington Council.

Lois Wardell, AIA

Term Expires 2020

Biography

Lois Wardell, AIA

Lois Wardell, AIA

Lois Wardell, AIA, is the president of Wardell Architects, formerly located in Yakima, now headquartered on Lopez Island in the San Juans. Her firm is broad based, working primarily in the public sector for state, county and city clients, but also doing award winning residential projects.

She has been involved in AIA Washington Council for over thirty years, serving as Secretary Treasurer and President of Washington Council, as well a serving on the boards of AIA Central Washington, and presently AIA Northwest Washington.

She is a recipient of the Jennie Sue Brown award for service to Washington Council.

Mark Cork, AIA – 2018 AIA Washington Council President

Term Expires 2018

Biography

Mark Cork, AIA

Mark Cork, AIA

Mark Cork, AIA has devoted the bulk of his 28 year career to the planning and design of environments that enhance the public realm and promote healthy, sustainable communities. Director of Operations and leader of the higher education practice at Mahlum Architects, Mark excels at guiding his clients and their constituents toward consensus around project goals rooted in their broader institutional vision and the realization of these goals through design solutions reflective of the inherent values of the community.

Mark’s passion for public policy advocacy evolved from an understanding of the impact architects can have through participation in the public discourse around issues related to the built environment. In 2012 he began serving a four-year, dual board position as a director for both AIA Seattle and AIA Washington Council. More recently Mark has focused on state-wide advocacy efforts, currently serving as president of AIA Washington Council.

Carl Dominguez, AIA – 2018 AIA Washington Council Secretary-Treasurer

Term Expires 2020

Biography

Carl Dominguez, AIA

Carl Dominguez, AIA

Carl is an associate with Schacht Aslani Architects and has served as project architect and project manager for civic, higher education, and public works projects. He was appointed as AIA Seattle’s representative to AIA Washington Council for 2018 and also serves as AIA Washington Council Secretary/Treasurer. Over the past ten years, Carl has served on and chaired both the AIA Seattle’s Multi-Family Committee and the Committee on the Environment (COTE). He recently served on the steering committee for AIA Seattle’s Material Matters Season II, multi-session forum and co-chaired AIA Seattle’s Urban Housing planning taskforce and was honored for his volunteer service by the chapter in 2017. Carl has also been regular participant in AIA Washington’s lobbying day at the state capitol.

Walter Schacht, FAIA

Term Expires 2018

Biography

Walter Schacht, FAIA

Walter Schacht, FAIA

Walter Schacht, FAIA is recognized for creating strong, modern buildings that transform educational, cultural and civic institutions, and for promoting public policies that advance the community. At Schacht Aslani Architects, he leads planning and design teams on complex projects and plays a central role in setting the vision for firm growth and development. Walter is skilled at creating places that foster community, inviting people to gather and exchange ideas. Walter has the ability to engage people, enabling them to see the big picture and rally around a common vision that drives the design of the project.

He is recognized as a leader in the profession. During his tenure as President-elect and President of AIA Seattle the chapter forged new directions in terms of its professional leadership and its commitment to advocacy. He continues that effort today as an architectural delegate on the Architects and Engineers Legislative Council and as a gubernatorial appointee to the Capital Projects Advisory Board.

AIA Southwest Representatives

Stephen Black,  AIA

Term Expires 2019

Biography

Stephen Black, AIA

Stephen Black, AIA

Stephen Black is a Project Manager with McGranahan Architects in Tacoma, WA. He has over 18years of experience working on a wide array of project types but focusing mainly on education projects. Stephen earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University and is a licensed architect in Washington.

He enjoys volunteering time with the AIA and coaching youth sports. Stephen currently serves as President Elect for the AIA Southwest Washington Component and the AIA Washington Council Board.

Jill Cohn, AIA

Term Expires 2020

Biography

Jill Cohn, AIA

Jill Cohn, AIA

Jill Cohn is an architect with McGranahan Architects in Tacoma, WA. She has over 20 years of experience working on a wide variety of project types including Pre K-12 and higher education projects. Jill earned his Masters of Architecture from University of Washington and is a licensed architect in Washington.
She is a past President of the Mt Rainier Chapter CSI and was a board member for 5 years. Jill spends her free time cooking, watercolor painting and trying to lean Spanish. She lives in Tacoma with her husband Rick and cat Archie.

AIA Spokane Representative

Corey Zachow, AIA

Term Expires 2020

Biography

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