Members: Washington State Board for Architects

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 or email us at

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.

Are board members paid?

Travel expenses are reimbursable and members are eligible to receive up to $50/day when conducting board business.

Member Role Term expires
Roch Manley - Vancouver, WA Chair June 17, 2018
Scott Harm - Tacoma, WA Vice chair June 17, 2019
Linda Szymarek - Shelton, WA Secretary, Public member June 17, 2020
Colin Jones - Seattle, WA Member June 17, 2016
Sian Roberts - Mercer Island, WA Member June 17, 2021
Neitha Wilkey - Lakewood, WA
Member June 17, 2021
Rick Benner - Bellingham, WA Member June 17, 2017

Who's 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.

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