Historical Preservation

Future of History in Spokane

Spokane Convention Center: 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

We would like to thank everyone who attended the Historical Preservation event. We sincerely hope that you found it valuable.

As mentioned in the presentation, here is some additional material for you to download and review at your leisure:

In honor of Architecture Month in Spokane, AIA Spokane will sponsor Marketing Associates of Spokane April 14th program.  Join us for a look at the “Future of History in Spokane”.

The presentation will introduce participants to the benefits of historic preservation and adaptive reuse in the Spokane area. Participants will learn about the resources available for historic eligible properties and recent examples of Spokane’s historic rehabilitation projects. The presentation will cover historic preservation from the perspective of a property owner and look at the challenges and current proposed solution to a well-known landmark.


Randy Wilson, AIA, NAC Architecture (HOST):

Randy has worked with NAC Architecture for the last 15 years primarily in K-12 education, is currently serving on the Spokane AIA board and is in a second term on the Spokane Historic Landmarks Commission.

Megan Duvall, Spokane Historic Preservation Officer:

Megan is the Historic Preservation Officer for the City/County of Spokane. Prior to taking on her current role in Spokane in 2014, she spent nearly fifteen years as the Certified Local Government (CLG) Coordinator and the Survey Program Manager for the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) in Olympia. During her tenure at DAHP, she helped double the number of participating communities in the CLG program from 25 to 50, was a key figure in helping to develop DAHP’s WISAARD system, and helped implement the online entry of Historic Property Inventory forms. A native of Spokane, she graduated with a Fine Arts undergraduate degree from Washington State University with an emphasis in painting and studied preservation at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia where she earned a MFA in Historic Preservation. She spent a couple of years as the Executive Director of the Enumclaw Downtown Partnership before taking the position with DAHP.

Chris Batten, CCIM,Rencorp Realty:

Chris is the Principal and Designated Broker for RenCorpRealty. With over 18 years of experience in commercial brokerage and real estate development Chris has been involved as a partner in numerous Downtown redevelopment projects. As a licensed commercial real commercial broker Chris has been involved in in-depth multi-million dollar purchase and sales negotiations as well as significant lease analysis and negotiations. As the founding principal of RenCorp, a design-build development firm, Chris provided oversight on all development projects including acquisition, design, construction, commercial and residential sales and leasing. RenCorp’s primary focus has been on adaptive reuse and renovation of historic properties in and around downtown Spokane. Chris has served on numerous boards including as the President of the local and Regional Vice President of the National Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute and Chair of the City of Spokane Design review board.

Russ Wolfe, AIA, Wolfe architectural group (WAG):

With 26 years of experience, Mr. Wolfe has a varied and extensive background of designing for both public and private entities. Mr. Wolfe is a past member of the Spokane City/County Historic Landmarks Commission and has been involved in numerous historic projects of various sizes and scope in the Spokane community.

This event is Sponsored by:

AIA Spokane and the INAF

Questions? Contact Katie Fitzpatrick at or April Smith at

Interested in being a Sponsor? Contact Steve Dampf at 

RSVP by Monday, April 11th to guarantee your seat at this presentation

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