is our desire to provide general information which will be of interest and
assistance to all who are involved in some phase of architecture.
Whether read by a contractor, property owner, commercial building owner, or
fellow architect, the information contained herein should be of value.
Links of General Interest
- The interactive information resource for builders and remodelers,
from The Journal of Light Construction
(formerly called PAIRC - The Planning and Architecture Internet Resource Center) contains
a comprehensive directory of Internet resources relevant to planning, architecture,
urbanism and other topics related to the built environment. Cyburbia also contains
information about architecture and planning related mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups,
and hosts several interactive message areas.
Construction Specifications Institute is a must visit for all involved in the
construction field. This site contains a wealth of information of value to anyone
who has questions about the construction industry.
Architect Online is a wonderful web site to visit for those designing their own home
or beginning the new home process. There are articles from across the entire WWW, as
well as articles drawn from their own magazine.
Online is a website designed for the home remodeler. There are many helpful
features here, such as a kitchen and bath portfolio, and a virtual tour of their project
Links to Areas of
RCW/WAC Searches - There are multiple places
online to search the Revised Code of
Washington (RCW) and the Washington
Administrative Codes (WAC). The best source we have found is at the
Washington State Legislature website.
Land Use Issues - When building in the State of
Washington, there are many land use issues to consider. We have found links of
interest for issues such as
Shorelines Management Act,
Mitigation Banking, and The
Wetlands Regulation Guidebook at the
Shorelands and Wetlands website.
There are also many other useful links at the
State Department of Ecology website.
Accessibility Issues - When dealing with
accessibility issues and barrier-free construction, it is best to consult the
Americans with Disabilities Act
Accessibility Guidelines, and check the applicable Washington State Building Codes at
Washington State Building Code Council website.
Links to Local
State of Washington
Website - The official website if the State of Washington.
Grays Harbor County Website
- "Grays Harbor County is Washington State's gateway to the Pacific Ocean
and the Olympic Peninsula". This is the official web site for the
government of Grays Harbor County.
County Website - "Pacific County is located in the Southwest Corner of
Washington State. Pacific County is bordered on the West by the Pacific
Ocean, on the North by Grays Harbor County, on the East by Lewis County and
on the South by Wahkiakum County." This is the official web site for
the government of Pacific County.
City of Aberdeen Website - "The
City of Aberdeen is located on the southern edge of the Olympic Peninsula at
the convergence of the Wishkah and Chehalis Rivers. The history of this area
has been driven by the logging and fishing industries, although in the last
few years there has been a concerted effort to replace these with an
emphasis on tourism and designating Aberdeen as the largest retail center on
the Washington Coast." This is the official web site for the City of
City of Hoquiam Website
- "Hoquiam is located on the west
coast of Washington just a few miles from Pacific beaches. Visitors to our
city are always made to feel welcome as they enjoy the history, activities,
and nature our friendly little community has to offer. " This is the
official site for the City of Hoquiam
City of Westport Website - "Westport,
WA is located at the mouth of Grays Harbor on the southernmost peninsula
known as Point Chehalis. The area was in regular use as a summer resort by
local Native American tribes before Thomas Barker Speake and his family, the
first white settlers, arrived early in the summer of 1857. Today,
Westport with a population of 2056 still relies on fishing, shellfish
harvesting, seafood processing and tourism for much of its livelihood. More
recently, boat building has also become an important part of Westport's
City of Montesano Website -
"The City of Montesano is the county seat of
Grays Harbor County, Washington, with a population of 3,700. Montesano is
located approximately 10 miles east of Aberdeen and 40 miles west of
Olympia, providing close proximity to hospitals, colleges, shopping, and
recreation. Montesano is conveniently situated as the gateway to
Washington's pristine coastal beaches and the scenic Olympic Peninsula."
City of Ocean Shores Website - "Our
residents and visitors enjoy some of the finest beaches in Washington State,
beautiful and secluded old growth woodland areas virtually untouched by
anything but the resident animal life and nature lovers, excellent dining in
a wide assortment of cuisines, a wide variety of Churches, a local Medical
Clinic, a highly rated school system, restful public parks, fresh water
lakes for fishing and water sports and of course lots of shops and specialty
stores. Regular events and festivals bring plenty of exciting and
interesting people to Ocean Shores."
Professional and Licensing Organizations
Online - The website of the American Institute of Architects. Contains a
searchable database of AIA Architects.
Department of Labor &
Industries Contractor Database - State of Washington's database of registered
Construction Contractors and Plumbers, licensed Electrical Contractors and certified
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards is a non-profit federation of 55
state and territory architectural registration boards in the United States. As part of its
mission to develop professional standards, the Council manages the following services for
interns and architects
State Department of Licensing - The web site for Driver's, Vehicle, Vessel, Business,
and Professional Licensing.
Harbor Architects LLC - (360) 532-0980