Friends of KSPS Director

Steve Walther

A long time resident of Spokane, Steve is one of eight principals at ALSC Architects, a leading northwest design firm that celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2008. After attaining his Masters in Architecture from Clemson University, Steve’s career has focused on the design of libraries and educational facilities. Steve believes our greatest investment in our future is through quality learning environments that provide equal access to knowledge by all. A few career highlights include the expansion and improvements to KSPS, Gonzaga University’s Rosauer Center for Education, Moran Prairie Library and Paschal Sherman Indian School (a winner of the 2007 Polished Apple award for best educational facility in Washington).

A fan of all four seasons, Steve especially looks forward to spring and the re-emergence of his “garden” and golf game. As the only “man in the house”, Steve enjoys his role as “counselor”, as he supports his wife and two daughters in their personal and professional pursuits. A strong believer in service to the community, Steve has been active in his south Spokane neighborhood, at his daughter’s schools, non-profit organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Spokane Art School, and Rotary International. Through his past 8 year involvement with the Ferris High School parent teacher organization, Steve and his wife had the honor of co-chairing the 2008 Ham on Regal fundraiser that raised nearly $70,000 for use by students and school staff.

 

As a long time member of the Friends of KSPS, becoming a member of the Board is an exciting opportunity to expand the greater community to be served. Steve looks forward to the opportunities to support non-commercial educational television, honor the great mission of KSPS and meet the needs of its viewers and supporters. A long time fan of public television, Steve has “graduated” from the days of Mister Rogers and Sesame Street, and now enjoys the KSPS broad program offerings from news to music to educational content. When browsing KSPS HD, KSPS World and KSPS Create, his frequent favorites include Frontline, Nature, Nova, Austin City Limits, Hometime, Great Performances, and American Masters.