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Members and mission: Washington State Board for Architects

Mission statement

The mission of the Washington State Board for Architects is to safeguard life, health, property and promote public welfare through licensure and regulation of the practice of architecture in Washington.

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

Board members serve 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.

Board members
Member Role Term expires
Roch Manley - Vancouver, WA Chair June 17, 2024
Scott Harm - Puyallup, WA Vice Chair June 17, 2025
Susan Cooley - Oak Harbor, WA Secretary June 17, 2026
Rick Benner - Blaine, WA
Member June 17, 2023
Erica Loynd - Seattle, WA Member June 17, 2028
Sian Roberts - Mercer Island, WA Member June 17, 2027
Paul Wu - Kirkland, WA Member June 17, 2027

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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