Members: Washington State Board for Architects

Current board members

  • Rick Benner, Chair
    Sumas, WA 98295
    Term expires: June 17, 2017
  • Roch Manley, Vice Chair
    Vancouver, WA 98660
    Term expires: June 17, 2018
  • Scott Harm, Secretary
    Tacoma, WA 98402
    Term expires: June 17, 2019
  • 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
  • Linda Szymarek, Public Member
    Shelton, WA 98499
    Term expires: June 17, 2014

Interested in serving on the Washington State Board for Architects?

The Board for Architects is continually accepting applications for future board vacancies. If you’re interested in applying for this position, please visit the Governor’s website at http://www.governor.wa.gov/boards.

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.

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Contact information

To contact board members, please email architects@dol.wa.gov.

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