February 25, 2019 4:30 pm

The Story Behind the First Interstate Center for the Arts Renovation

February 25th | 4pm Doors Open, 4:30pm ‐5:15pm Panel Discussion

AIA Building Tour 5:30pm (FREE) – Meet in Lobby | No Host bar in Lounge after tour First Interstate
Center for the Arts | 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA Members: $25 | Non‐Members: $35 |
Students: $5

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Registration Deadline is February 20th | Food Provided at Panel Discussion

DBIA and AIA are excited to bring you the story behind the First Interstate Center for the Arts
renovation. This $20 million renovation of Spokane’s iconic 1974 opera house proved to be one of
the most successful projects ever commissioned by the Spokane Public Facilities District. The
panel will provide insights into how they met the accelerated schedule, how they managed the
project budget and how they worked as a team to solve difficult design challenges.

Kevin Twohig, Past CEO ‐ Spokane Public Facilities District

Kevin grew up in Phoenix and graduated from Gonzaga with a degree in Business Administration. He
owned and operated a touring concert production company that provided services for Expo ’74. In
1975, he accepted a position with the City of Spokane at the Spokane Opera House and he has been
operating public assembly facilities ever since. He developed the International Ag Trade Center,
the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, the Spokane Convention Center Exhibit Hall, the Convention
Center completion project, the Arena food court addition, and the 2018 First Interstate Center for
the Arts. After positions with both the City of Spokane and the SPFD Kevin retired as the District
CEO in February of 2018 and then spent 2018 as the Project Manager for the First Interstate Center
renovation before fully retiring.

Colin Anderson, Senior Project Manager – Integrus Architecture

Colin has 23 years of experience in the building industry. He spent 16 years in the field,
followed by 7 years as lead designer and Construction Manager for an integrated Design/Build
company. He received his Masters of Architecture Degree from WSU. His last 7 years have been at
Integrus Architecture, where he has been involved in numerous alternative delivery projects
including the Embassy in Kabul, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, the First Interstate Center for the
Arts and currently the Sportsplex project.

Tony Corigliano, Senior Project Manager – Lydig Construction

Tony joined Lydig Construction in 2005 and has spent the better part of the last 13 years
completing Design- Build projects throughout the Northwest. These projects include the mega
project for the SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers Phase 3 in Moses Lake, Washington State University
Troy Hall Renovation, the First Interstate Center for the Arts (formerly INB) Design-Build
Renovation for the Spokane Public Facilities District. Tony is currently the Project Executive on
the Spokane Sportsplex Design-Build project for the Spokane PFD.

Ryan Ford, Senior Superintendent – Lydig Construction

Ryan comes to Lydig with 20 years of project experience and an exceptional understanding of the
industry. He has constructed four design build and design assist projects in south Texas, and the
recently completed renovation of the First Interstate Center for the Performing Arts. Ryan is an
advocate of Lean Design and Lean Construction, both of which focus on delivering value to the
client and continuous improvement of the way we do business. On the job, Ryan’s attention to detail
has made him an exp x scheduling, while his big picture thinking allows him to handle issues with creative solutions.