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December 2020

#WorksiteWednesday Crews Still Working at North Bank Playground

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Another huge highlight of 2020 was the construction of the North Bank Playground in Riverfront Park. This update video from August shows LaRiviere and ID Sculpture crews working to bring the plans to life, including the hand-carved splash pad walls and climbing elements. Crews have wrapped up exterior site work for the year and will continue on the maintenance and operations building through the winter. The playground is scheduled for completion in early spring 2021.

CSO Tank 26 and “A Place of Truths Plaza” – A Look Back at 2020

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Another highlight of 2020 was the completion of CSO tank 26 and “A Place of Truths Plaza” in downtown Spokane. This was well-utilized by Spokanites this summer, as a place to reflect, gather safely outdoors, and view the Spokane River below. Bernardo Wills Architects landscape architects had been working on this project since 2015, and the complex construction process came to a successful conclusion in late 2019. The City of Spokane opened the plaza this spring for Spokanites’ enjoyment. We look forward to future gatherings there and hope to see food trucks, live music, and community groups gather when it is safe to do so.

The Bernardo Wills Architects Mission Statement – A Lookback at 2020

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When we sat down as a team to craft our mission statement in January of this year, we had no idea how much we would need it to guide our business in 2020. Through the ups and downs, we have remained focused on making our community a better place and providing a great place for our staff to collaborate and grow as individuals. Learn more about our mission statement, our origin, and our leadership in this video.

#WorksiteWednesday Crews at the North Bank Playground Still Going Strong

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Crews at the North Bank Playground at Riverfront Park are still going strong. The operations and maintenance building is dried in and ready for more snow. The exterior masonry and interior utilities have been completed, and the drywall installation is underway. The very-fun play tower is nearing completion, with the surrounding finished grade nearly finalized, tower slides placed, and the skin/panels are going up. Bravo to the crews busy on-site, no matter what weather gets thrown their way. We can’t wait to play in the spring.

Holiday Gift Packages for the Team

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In lieu of our holiday party this year, we delivered some “brown paper packages tied up with strings” to our staff on Friday. We filled each packaged with each person’s favorite things. They serve as a token of appreciation for how resilient our staff has been this year. We look forward to celebrating together next year. Merry Christmas to all!

Riverside Park’s North Bank Drone Photography

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Check out the latest drone shots of the North Bank of Riverfront Park. You can see the playground progress before the final push next spring. The play equipment is installed, and the basketball court is ready for winter. These photos Selkirk Development provide context and you can see the proximity of the playground to the new Sportsplex, former Ram Building, and the connectivity to the rest of Riverfront Park and downtown Spokane.

Winter is barely here, but we are already looking forward to spring!

Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center has won Engineering News and Review Northwest’s Best Cultural/Worship Project for 2020

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We are pleased to share that the Gonzaga University Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center has won Engineering News and Review Northwest’s Best Cultural/Worship Project for 2020. “Multidiscipline collaboration with BIM modeling ensured clear communication and helped the team visualize framing systems and architectural elements in order to meet specs for sightlines, acoustics, and ventilation within the building’s tight tolerances.” This project brought all consultants unique challenges, and the final result will serve Gonzaga and the Spokane community for generations. Bernardo Wills Architects provided local liaison architectural services and landscape architecture services for this project.