#ThrowbackThursday In January 2017, Bernardo Wills Architects was awarded the WSDOT North Central Region Administration Facility in Wenatchee with Garco Construction. The 30,000-square-foot, two-story North Central Region Administration Facility replaces and consolidates several Department of Transportation facilities in the area to centralize functions and improve efficiency. To address one of the project’s goals – attracting new talent – the facility features a mobile office concept with open offices to maximize staff collaboration and comfort. The new facility houses executive and management private offices; open office areas; staff support space; conference rooms; break rooms; project engineering offices with locker storage and showers; and mechanical, electrical, and communication rooms. Bernardo Wills Architects also provided interior design services for this project.
#WorksiteWesneday Ginno Construction crews are working hard to bring the Empire Eye Clinic and Surgery Center to completion this summer. Interior spaces are taking shape, and exterior siding is being installed. This new clinic has been expertly tailored to the needs of patients and staff, and we look forward to sharing more updates as we near completion. Stay tuned!
#ThrowbackThursday Before the holiday break, our team performed a final punch list at the Eastern Washington University Occupational Therapy lab and classrooms in the Catalyst Building. Bernardo Wills Architects provided architecture and interior design services for the Eastern Washington Occupational Therapy, Business, and Media department tenant improvements.
At the 6th & Washington medical office building on Spokane’s South Hill, Baker Construction crews are weeks ahead of schedule. Two tenant improvements are underway, and the exterior work is nearing completion. Check out the views of Downtown Spokane from the second floor. This will be a great addition to Spokane’s medical district and will be completed this spring. Bernardo Wills Architects provided architecture and interior design services for this project.
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.
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.
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.
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!
xotic Metals is very happy with the overall results of this new addition to their campus and plans on moving towards full building utilization in 2021.