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Gretchen Renz

#ThrowbackThursday Armed Forces Reserve Center in Vancouver, Washington

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#ThrowbackThursday to the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Vancouver, Washington, designed for joint use by the U.S. Army Reserve and Washington Army National Guard. The 115,000 s.f. complex includes a 78,000 s.f. Headquarters Building, a 14,000 s.f. Organizational Maintenance Shop, a 23,000 s.f. Heated/Unheated Storage Building, and 40,000 s.f. surface for Deployable Medical Sets. Bernardo Wills Architects and Garco Construction worked collaboratively with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Army National Guard, and the US Army Reserve in developing a refined design that met each of the end-users unique requirements while still remaining within the overall program budget.

North Bank Playground Project Update

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#WorksiteWednesday The North Bank Playground Site is taking shape. Aerial imagery shows the new roof on the picnic pavilion, the graded basketball courts, curbing around the playground, the concrete wall separating the playground and the skate park, the west wall of the O&M building going up and a very busy construction site. Rough grading and curbing at the parking lot has also been started.

#WorksiteWednesday Update from War Memorial Field

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As the War Memorial Field nears completion, there is huge progress every day. The numbers and lines are being cut into the turf surface, and the sports fields are taking shape. Once completed, the artificial turf will be ready for baseball, softball, soccer, and football, and the recreation department will also offer lacrosse play. The field design includes a new goalpost system with increased safety technology for the staff raising and lowering the posts between seasons.

Updates from the Great Flood-themed North Bank Playground

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Here are some construction photos from the Great Flood-themed North Bank Playground in Riverfront Park. ID Sculpture is on-site hand-carving some of the playground climbing walls. They have built plastic tents over the sculpting areas and have a team of 4-6 people in each tent scoring cutting and sculpting the rock to make it reflect our local geology. The skatepark, with two bowls, is also taking shape. Once they start pouring concrete and forming the bowls, the entire process will take about three weeks.

City of Post Falls’ Black Bay Depo

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The updates to the City of Post Falls’ Black Bay Depot activity center are complete! We worked with the City of Post Falls Parks and Recreation to transform the building formerly housing the Senior Center Thrift Store into a dynamic, flexible activity center to meet their programming needs. Interior improvements included adding activity rooms, an entry area, public restrooms, and accessory storage rooms. Our landscape architects made improvements to the parking lot areas and designed a back yard community learning area.