Members: Washington State Board for Architects

Interested in serving on the Washington State Board for Architects?

The Board for Architects is currently accepting applications for an upcoming vacancy. The applicant must be a resident of the State of Washington and have at least 8 years experience in responsible charge or architectural work or teaching. If you’re interested in applying for this position, please visit the Governor’s website at

About the board

What does the board do?

  • Examines and licenses architects within the state.
  • Investigates violations of state regulations related to the practice of architecture.
  • Recommends rules and regulations for administering licensing and regulatory laws.

Who is on the board?

The board consists of 7 members:

  • 6 registered architects who:
    • Are residents of Washington State.
    • Have at least 8 years experience in responsible charge of architectural work or teaching.
  • 1 member of the general public who:
    • Is a resident of Washington State.
    • Isn’t, and never has been, a registered architect.
    • Doesn’t employ, and isn’t employed by or associated with, an architect.

How much of a time commitment is serving on the board?

Board members may serve up to two 6-year terms. The board meets about 4 times a year, including meetings at colleges with architecture degree programs. Members may also choose to attend outreach events or conferences. Travel expenses are reimbursable and members are eligible to receive up to $50/day when conducting board business.

For more information:

Current board members

  • Roch Manley, Chair
    Vancouver, WA 98660
    Term expires: June 17, 2018
  • Scott Harm, Vice Chair
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    Term expires: June 17, 2019
  • Linda Szymarek, Secretary
    Shelton, WA 98499
    Term expires: June 17, 2020
  • Colin Jones, Member
    Seattle, WA 98121
    Term expires: June 17, 2016
  • Blaine J. Weber, Member
    Seattle, WA 98109
    Term expires: June 17, 2015
  • Neitha Wilkey, Member
    Lakewood, WA 98499
    Term expires: June 17, 2015
  • Rick Benner, Public Member
    Bellingham, WA 98295
    Term expires: June 17, 2017

Contact information

To contact board members, please email

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