Alaska is going through the required five year update for the Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). This plan is required for the state to receive Land and Water Conservation Funding. The plan will outline overarching state goals for recreation and more specific priorities for regions throughout Alaska. A draft plan is being finalized for public comment and has been created through regional grassroots efforts to engage individuals, organizations, businesses, government agencies and tribal entities. The public comment period is upcoming October 23-November 23. For more information on the plan, process and opportunities for participation and comment, visit https://www.alaskascorp.org/.
On Tuesday August 9, 2022 House Bill 148, one of the Bills that APDC Advocated for during the 32nd Alaska State Legislative Session will be signed into law by the Governor, Mike Dunleavy. All are welcome to attend, and can RSVP individually to the email address listed at the bottom of the invitation below.
The ASCE Alaska Section has worked for nearly a decade to recognize two Alaskan Historic Landmarks: the Salmon Creek Dam in Juneau, and the O’Connell Bride in Sitka.
Dedication ceremonies have been planned for both Landmarks will be held in early September. Click here for more details about these events.
R&M Consltants, Inc is pleased to announce the addition of Cody Beckes, PE to their team as a Project Engineer, in the firm’s Surface Transportation Group. Cody will oversee and perform analysis and design tasks related to road & highway projects. To read the full press release from R&M, and learn more about Cody’s background, click the following link.
Tiffany Coffman, a senior interior designer with Bettisworth North Architects and Planners, received the prestigious Certified Healthcare Interior Designer® (CHID) designation after passing a rigorous examination administered by the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID).
Securing this credential signifies that Coffman meets exacting standards for education, experience, training, and examination. The CHID examination requires participants to demonstrate knowledge and experience in a variety of core competencies affecting the acute care, ambulatory care, and residential healthcare interior environments.
The CHID certificate is the highest designation for a healthcare interior design professional and is sought by many healthcare organizations when choosing an interior designer. AAHID is the professional body that identifies those designers uniquely qualified to meet the challenges of the healthcare interior design industry.
Coffman holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Colorado State University and has worked in interior design for 10 years. A senior interior designer and project manager for Bettisworth North, her portfolio includes the Child Development Center for Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium; the Native Village of Unalakleet’s Ikayuqti, an elders assisted living facility; Norton Sound Health Corporation’s Wellness and Training Center; and many other healthcare facilities across Alaska. She has a particular interest in interior design for special populations such as seniors.
Roy Rountree, president of Bettisworth North, said “We are beyond proud to have Tiffany’s skills and passion for healthcare interior design recognized by her CHID certification. Tiffany’s achievement underscores the firm’s commitment to ensuring our clients have access to highly qualified interior designers who are personally invested in creating solutions that meet unique, individual user needs.”
Coffman’s decision to obtain CHID certification was influenced by the limited healthcare options she discovered when her grandmother required skilled care, and a belief in her responsibility as a designer to address the health, safety, and welfare of others. The CHID appellation distinguishes preeminent healthcare interior designers from other architects, designers, decorators, and interior designers. More information about the Certified Healthcare Interior Designer accreditation can be found at www.aahid.org/certification/.
About Bettisworth North Architects and Planners
Bettisworth North Architect and Planners Inc. celebrates 45 years of Alaska community building through architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design. The firm has worked in 90+ communities and emphasizes balanced design solutions that respond to Alaska’s unique environments, people, and values. Bettisworth North is a leader in education, healthcare, commercial, hospitality, military, and civic design. Notable healthcare projects include the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation hospital renovation and clinic in Bethel, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital surgery addition, Norton Sound Health Corporation Wellness and Training Center, Tanana Chiefs Conference Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center, and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Healthy Communities Building. Visit www.bettisworthnorth.com to learn more.