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Urban Outfitters building takes top design award

ALSC Architects PS and Centennial Properties Inc., both of Spokane, won the top honor in the 2017 Spokane Mayor’s Urban Design Awards for an expansion and remodel project at a retail building now anchored by Urban Outfitters downtown. ALSC also was rec...


HDR expands in Spokane

The Spokane office of Omaha, Neb.-based engineering and architecture company HDR Inc. has grown its staff by a third here this year and plans to hire nearly a dozen more employees next year, says Todd Jensen, Spokane office co-lead and Eastern Washington ...


GLR Engineers expands its presence in Spokane

Boise, Idaho-based GLR Engineers PLLC, a young and growing structural engineering firm, has moved its Spokane office into a 2,000-square-foot space in the second floor of the Hutton Building, at 9 S. Washington downtown. GLR Engineers previously occupied...


LSB Consulting Engineers maintains steady growth

Structural and industrial engineering firm LSB Consulting Engineers PLLC maintains a relatively low profile for a company that just finished celebrating its 20th year of operations last July. Randall LaPlante, who co-owns the company along with fellow en...


Huotari tackles architect shortage in larger AIA role

David Huotari, a partner at Spokane-based ALSC Architects PS, says an improved economy has helped to unveil a shortage of architects in the U.S. Like many other professions associated with the real estate and construction sectors, the architectural indus...


Ronald McDonald House Charities: Big events, big returns

For 30 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest has provided temporary lodging, comfort, and support for families with children accessing medical care. That help would not be possible without the financial contributions of businesse...


Reform buzz builds uncertainty among Spokane-area tax pros

Some Spokane-area tax preparers say President Trump’s recently announced plan for tax reform has shifted their focus toward possible major changes coming in 2018, rather than the comparatively few changes in the tax code for this year. “In my opinion...


Shelly O’Quinn hopes to increase foundation’s visibility

In taking over as CEO of the Spokane-based Inland Northwest Community Foundation, Shelly O’Quinn says she quickly realized she was going to work for an organization that wasn’t yet a household name among the communities it serves. O’Quinn had been ...

Take strategic approach to philanthropic endeavors

Giving back not only feels good, but it can also be good business. Many companies and business leaders see charitable giving as a benchmark of success when they have the resources to give back to the community. Natural disasters and tragedies have been ...


Dingus Zarecor finds niche among health care nonprofits

Tom Dingus, co-owner and managing partner at Spokane Valley-based Dingus, Zarecor & Associates PLLC, says the accounting firm caters to a narrow niche of customers. That focus has led to substantial business growth for the firm over its 14 years in opera...

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