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 2019 Board of Directors is comprised of the following dedicated AIA members.

President

Corey Zachow, AIA Spokane

Term Expires 12-31-2020

Biography

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Corey Zachow, AIA

Corey Zachow is an Architect at MMEC Architecture & Interiors in Spokane, WA. He has a special interest in urban design and the development of community interaction. Corey earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University. He employs the creative use of water and glass in nearly every design project. And he enjoys climbing large rocks!

President-Elect

Stephen Black, AIA Southwest

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 18 years 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.

Secretary-Treasurer

Carl Dominguez, AIA Seattle

Term Expires 12-31-2020

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.

Directors

Steve Mallory, AIA Central

Term Expires 12-31-2021

Biography

Linda Newcomb, AIA

Steve Mallory, AIA

Steve Mallory, AIA, NCARB is a Partner at Arculus Design and Technical Services in Kennewick, Washington. Mr. Mallory after graduating from the University of Idaho now has over 30 years as an architect working in the Pacific Northwest. He has worked on a wide array of projects including medical, educational, civil, municipal, State and federal projects. Mr. Mallory has worked at Washington State University facilities, on very large projects such as Hanford Waste Treatment plant, I-5 and I-90 Interstate highway intersection, Seattle’s metro bus tunnel. He worked on other large projects while at Sverdrup along with being an associate principal in a large Spokane firm and previously a partner in a Seattle firm. He enjoys working on more complex projects, fine detailing, construction management, specifications and forensics. Steve is currently the President of the Alliance for Livable and Sustainable Communities in the Tri-Cities, and is a member of the AIA Central Washington board.

Lois Wardell, AIA Seattle/Northwest

Term Expires 12-31-2020

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.

Peggy Heim, AIA Seattle

Term Expires 12-31-2019

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.

Mark Cork, AIA Seattle

Term Expires 12-31-2019

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.

Jill Cohn, AIA Southwest

Term Expires 12-31-2020

Biography

Jill Cohn, AIA

Jill Cohn, AIA

Jill Cohn, AIA, LEED BD+C is the Project and Space Manager for Pacific Lutheran University. She has over 25 years of experience working on a wide variety of project types, including pre-K-12 and higher education projects. Jill earned har Masters of Architecture from the University of Washington and a BA in Architecture from Washington University in St Louis. She is a licensed architect in Washington State. Jill is a Past President of the Mt. Rainier Chapter Construction Specification Institute and was a board member for the chapter for 5 years.

As a resident of Tacoma and in her role as Director on the Board representing AIA Southwest, Jill brings awareness of how local Tacoma built environment issues align with statewide initiatives.