#ThrowbackThursday Mid-Columbia Library, West Richland Branch

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#ThrowbackThursday: Completed in 2019, the remodel of the Mid-Columbia Libraries West Richland branch created a modern, well-organized, light-filled environment that appeals to all ages. The main focus included incorporating a little-used large meeting room into the main branch area and updating the spaces, finishes, and colors to promote Mid-Columbia Libraries’ current objectives and branding. A new story-time area was included, as well as an improved children’s collection and opportunities to display public art. Room for additional shelving allowed for an increased collection with thousands of new items. The bright, cheerful space was tailored for the library’s needs now and will serve readers well in the years to come.

Career Connect Explore NW Highlights Landscape Architecture

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Bernardo Wills Architects is proud to sponsor Career Explore NW, a community tool designed to guide people and students toward a job or career, while helping employers in our region create a talent pipeline. We are partnering with KSPS Public Television and the Spokane Workforce Council to highlight the folks that make Bernardo Wills Architects great: interior designers, architects, and landscape architects. Here is our second spotlight, featuring landscape architect and certified arborist James Davis. Learn more about the landscape architecture field and Career Explore NW here.

Eagle Scout Project Update

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Bernardo Wills Architects is proud to support an Eagle Scout project designed by one of our BWA scouts, Isaac Zane. Here is the proposed plan for a new picnic shelter at Roth Park in Rathdrum, Idaho. They are making great progress thanks to all of the sponsors, including Baker Construction & Development, Inc. and DCI Engineers. Fantastic work, Isaac, we can’t wait to see the final result. You are doing your part to make our communities better.

The New Look of Team Meetings at Bernardo Wills Architects

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This is what our weekly staff meeting currently looks like: masks on, spread out, some here, some there. Immense flexibility has been required this year, and we are grateful to our clients and staff for accepting the challenge. We are excited to see more folks in the office more often and look forward to seeing you soon. Meetings with Bernardo Wills Architects can be held with social distance and masks, or on a virtual platform.

Mead School District Union Stadium Complete

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Introducing “Union Stadium” – the new sports arena serving Mead and Mt. Spokane high schools. This new stadium will serve as the location for football games and soccer matches, as well as a performance and practice field for the robust marching-band programs. Bernardo Wills Architects has provided landscape architecture services to ALSC Architects on this project.

Photo: Jesse Tinsley/The Spokesman-Review

#ThrowbackThursday Spokane Falls Community College Infield Turf

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#ThrowbackThursday Due to Spokane’s weather and poorly-draining natural turf field’s condition, Spokane Falls Community College’s infield was only for use about half the year and was not conducive for soccer play. Bernardo Wills Architects was tasked with replacing the natural grass field with a multi-use synthetic turf system. The project also included the installation of an irrigation system to cool and wash the synthetic field, and minor patch and repair work of the synthetic surfacing of the running track and field events. With these improvements, teams can utilize the field for practice and competition throughout the year in safe conditions, and more athletes will benefit from the play surface.

The Spokesman-Review Tours the North Bank Playground

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The Spokesman-Review took a tour of the North Bank Playground site last week. Spokane Parks Garrett Jones explained the true purpose of the park – to provide an opportunity to learn about our region’s history through play, as well as the importance of investment in public spaces during these strange times: “We’re still making these community investments…during a time of crisis, the community need their public spaces. They need their parks.” Check out the full article for more.

Photo: Colin Mulvaney/Spokesman-Review

#WorksiteWednesday The Mead School District Stadium & Performing Arts Complex

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#WorksiteWednesday The Mead School District Stadium & Performing Arts Complex is nearing completion. Here are some progress shots of the stadium and turf field. This new stadium will serve as the location for the Mt. Spokane and Mead High School home football games and soccer matches, as well as a performance and practice field for the robust marching-band programs. Bernardo Wills Architects has provided landscape architecture services to ALSC Architects on this project.

Quaran-Tip #3: Talk a Walk!

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Today’s Quaran-tip is from Emily Moline Meyer: “On my work from home days, I make a point to get out and walk in my neighborhood part-way through the day. If I have a lunch meeting, I take a late break and walk to nearby Corbin Park and back. Having time away from my screen actually boosts my productivity for the afternoon, and gives me an opportunity to work problems out in my head. Without the commute and reasons to get up and chat with a coworker, it is easy to stay put for hours at a time in my home office. Gotta enjoy the great weather while we have it!”

Our First Company Rafting Trip!

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#ThrowbackThursday to our first company rafting trip in 2015. Since then, our trip has grown to include every family in the office, with 2019’s trip growing to 80 people camping together for two nights. We have greatly missed our big team-building event this year, but know there will be much to celebrate when we emerge from the challenges brought by COVID-19. Go, Team!