DCI designs new buildings of every shape and size, but we also participate in the renovation and remodeling of many older structures. This historical work gives us the opportunity to explore and appreciate the history of our profession, and always renews our appreciation for the high quality of design and construction exhibited by many of our predecessors. The Davenport Hotel and the Fox Theater are the two most iconic buildings from Spokane’s past, and we were very excited to be the civil and structural engineers for Walt and Karen Worthy when they purchased the Davenport and undertook the difficult task of bringing it back to life. The result of this massive renovation is that the Davenport has regained its position as the center of Spokane’s social life, and is the finest gathering place we have today.
About the Author
Liz Sandoval, Marketing Coordinator | As a marketing coordinator, Liz enjoys the exciting balance of creativity and technicality that comes with working at an engineering firm. She is dedicated to working towards understanding complex systems and figuring out ways to showcase and write about them in a unique and understandable way. In her spare time she enjoys being ouside, hanging out with her dahcshund, and Sunday brunch.
Mark D. Aden, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, President | Mark has been involved in the construction industry since his days working for his father as a hodcarrier at Aden Masonry in Kennewick, Washington. He loves to see buildings and physical developments become reality, particularly when DCI had a role in their design. His time away from this great profession is spent traveling, running, golfing, hiking, boating, or motorcycling around the West with his wife or friends.