Inside & Outside the Box

1958: With a single monumental project – Washington Water Power’s corporate headquarters – two young architects ushered in a new era in Spokane, eventually cementing the city’s reputation as a regional leader in mid-century modernism. In fact, according to Washington State architectural historian Michael Houser, Spokane architecture of the 50s and 60s rivaled anything that was happening elsewhere in the northwest. In conjunction with AIA Spokane, CK Anderson will present “Inside & Outside the Box: The Uncompromising Vision of Kenneth W. Brooks, FAIA” Tuesday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the Avista Auditorium. Architectural historian Glenn Davis will conduct a tour of some of the historical aspects of the former WWP facility, designed by Brooks along with Bruce Walker, following Anderson’s presentation. The event is free and open to the public.