Skip D. F. Stanaway
Skip D. F. Stanaway of Portland, Ore., is currently serving his first three-year term on
the Shriners Hospitals for Children® Board of Trustees. He was elected during the Shriners’
2011 annual Imperial Session – held in Denver July 3-7.
In 1976, Stanaway was raised a Master Mason in Billings Lodge #113 and continued on with York Rite
Billings Chapter 6, Adoniram Council 8 and Aldemar Commandry 5. His father is an active Shriner and
Past Potentate of Al Bedoo Shriners in Billings, Mont. Following in his father’s footsteps, Stanaway
has been a member of the Billings Al Bedoo Shriners and then the Wilsonville, Ore., Al Kader Shriners
after moving to Portland in 1989.
Stanaway assisted in the new Shrine Center site relocation studies and was the architect for the new Al
Kader Shrine Center. He has served in many Divan positions and special committees with the Al Kader
Shriners. He has served on the Board of Governors for Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland for
11 years, where he led the Strategic Planning Committee.
Outside of the Shriners fraternity, he is a 15-year member and Chair of the Providence Child Center
Foundation Board where he led a multi-million dollar endowment donor campaign, the Oregon Halfway
House Board of Directors where he led a major expansion, a member of the Montana State University
Architectural Advisory Board, and a member of the Portland State University Foundation Board. In
addition, Stanaway has been Chair of the Lake Oswego Development Review Commission and currently
serves on the Tualatin Design Review Board.
Originally from Billings, Stanaway received his master’s degree in architecture from Montana State
University. As an architect, Stanaway has written a number of professional articles and presented
internationally to a variety of audiences on creating natural healing environments, energy savings,
and historic restoration. Stanaway recently retired as Principal and Partner from SRG Partnership, a
leading architecture and planning firm in the Northwest. He is a member of the American Institute of
Architects and is proud of his leadership role with Shriners Hospitals for Children projects in
Honolulu and Portland, as well as the past renovation study for Los Angeles. He is currently working
with his two sons in growing a new Portland office of A & I Distributors, a fourth generation family
wholesale distribution business.
Stanaway enjoys skiing as a professional ski instructor, golfing, biking, playing trumpet in the
Concert Band, Jazz Band and also the Oriental Band. He and his wife, Crystal, have two sons,
Tucker and Tate.