Taco Cookoff!

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After our Chili Cookoff was such a hit in March, we needed another contest! Our first ever Taco Contest yesterday brought great eats and even better company. Congratulations to Bill LaRue for his victory with his pork carnitas con chiles verde. Bravo!

Donovan Renz Graduates High School!

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Congratulations to Donovan Renz, who has been a part of our facilities team for 3 years, on his high school graduation! He will now be moving into the role of Head Custodian, and we are so proud of his exemplary high school career. Donovan, we can’t wait to see where life takes you next! Cheers!

#WorksiteWednesday Big Changes at East Valley School District

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#WorksiteWednesday AM Landshaper crews are busy moving dirt at the East Valley High School site. A joint project between Spokane County, the City of Spokane Valley, and the East Valley School District will revamp the area between East Valley middle and high schools, including new playfields and utility lines. A traffic signal will be added at Sullivan and Wellesley, as well as new softball and baseball fields, and a practice football facility for East Valley’s secondary schools. Bernardo Wills provided full landscape architecture and sports complex planning for this project.

Goodwill Groundbreaking, Cheney Free Press

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Check out more coverage of the Goodwill facility groundbreaking in West Spokane on Tuesday. This article details Goodwill’s mission to be a zero-waste facility, “Over the last four years, Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest has kept more than 94 million pounds of materials out of local landfills through its resale, recycling, and salvage operations. That is enough material to fill 6,300 garbage trucks.”

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Goodwill Groundbreaking

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We had a blast yesterday at the groundbreaking of @Goodwill Inland Northwest new facility. A huge congratulations to the whole team, especially the Goodwill and Baker Construction teams. Our mission is to make communities better, and who does it better than these two? #goteam

Ice Age Floods Award

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We are honored to announce that we received a Merit Award for our design of the Ice Age Floods Playground in Riverfront Park by the Idaho/Montana Chapter of ASLA. The Merit Award recognizes superior professional accomplishments in landscape architecture. The project was judged on the design, functionalism, relationship to context, environmental responsibility, overall relevance to the built environment, and more. We knew this project was special, and we are proud of our staff that made this project a reality, cheers!

Emily Moline Meyer Receives CPSM Certification

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Congratulations to our own Emily Moline Meyer, CDFA, CPSM, on earning her Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) designation from the Society for Marketing Professional Services. Emily studied long and hard for this difficult exam in 5 focus areas of A/E/C marketing and business development: Marketing Research, Marketing Planning, Client and Business Development, Proposals, Promotional Activity, and Management. Cheers to you, Emily! Your passion for professional development is an inspiration.

 

Monroe Street Bridge Zipline Graphics

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We are excited to hear that the proposed zipline at the Monroe Street Bridge might become a reality in the future. We aided the City in developing some graphics for the proposed idea. This fly-through shows the platform connecting with “A Place of Truths Plaza” on Spokane Falls Boulevard. Check it out here!

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Selkirk Pharma Site Visit

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We had a blast taking our whole office on a tour of the Selkirk Pharma facility. This technically complex and exciting project is state-of-the-art, and we applaud the client and our teammates on this effort. Go, team!

Bernardo Wills Hosts AIA Spokane’s Project Management Panel

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We were proud to host AIA Spokane’s Project Management Panel last week to finish a fantastic Architecture Month. Our own Licia LeGrant, AIA, Associate here at Bernardo Wills, joined the panel to discuss her project management strategies. Licia co-led a project management standards committee last year that developed our project management workbook in 2021. Go, Licia!

Business AfterSchool and the North Bank Playground

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This week, we got to host a group of sharp students for Greater Spokane Incorporated’s Business AfterSchool program. Our Ice Age Floods Playground design team presented their design process, and then it was the students’ turn to design the coolest playground they could imagine. However, they had to manage a budget, site constraints, and team dynamics throughout the process – preparing them for an authentic design experience. We had a blast with the students, and know that the future is bright!