#WorksiteWednesday Here is an update from the North Bank Playground in Riverfront Park. If the nice weather holds, landscape installation should begin this week. We can’t wait to see the finished product this spring!
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 first spotlight, featuring interior designer Michelle Widner, NCIDQ, IIDA.
#ThrowbackThursday to one of Bernardo Wills Architect’s favorite landscape architecture achievements – the McEuen Park Redevelopment for the City of Coeur d’Alene. The team’s primary objective included creating a destination park and gathering space for the public while incorporating amenities and features to compliment the venue’s spectacular waterfront setting on Lake Coeur d’Alene. What’s that they say about location, location, location? This park has that and more – Centennial Trail access, an interactive playground and splash pad, public art spaces, a dog park, sports courts, an amphitheater, and more! In 2015, the McEuen Park Redevelopment won a Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects Idaho & Montana Chapter. As our weather continues to improve, put McEuen on your list for evening or weekend strolls, and enjoy!
Completed in summer of 2019, Bernardo Wills landscape architects provided full design services the City of Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho College to enhance the Centennial Trail in Coeur d’Alene between River and Hubbard Avenues. The improvements included enhancements of the existing commuter trail and its crossing of River Avenue, grading to accommodate new trail alignments, seeding and planting plans, including new street trees, and an irrigation plan. We look forward to getting out and using this improved trail system this Spring and Summer!
Dell Hatch, ASLA, Landscape Architect and Principal at Bernardo Wills Architects, is currently leading a hand-drawing and sketching workshop for some of his colleagues at Bernardo Wills. He is a talented and accomplished illustrator, and his sessions are fostering an environment of artistry and mentorship. In this clip, Dell walks participants through a one-point perspective.
As one component of the Four Corners/Bureau of Land Management Corridor Master Plan, the City of Coeur d’Alene decided to redevelop Mullan Road, a high-profile thoroughfare near the downtown core. Completed in 2016, the Mullan Road improvement project sought to increase the safety of the road while making it better serve the community and all forms of traffic.
Located between Independence Point beachfront, Fort Sherman Playground, and Memorial Softball Field, Mullan Road traverses through heavy pedestrian-traffic areas with significant mid-block pedestrian-crossing activity. New improved design accentuated pedestrian crossing locations, traffic-calming features, and the ability to close off the road during seasonally high pedestrian activity.
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What a difference a year can make. Last February, LaRiviere crews had just begun clearing the North Bank Playground site. The project, including the playground, skate park, splash pad, basketball court, and park maintenance building, is nearly complete and will be a quiet site until landscaping and finishing touches go in this spring.
Check out the evolution of the Ice Age Floods playground design. From evaluation of the existing conditions, to early concepts, the final design, and the finished product prepared for the public. This will be a Bernardo Wills Architects legacy project, fulfilling our commitment to making our community better through the spaces we design.
Last Thursday, Dell Hatch, Bernardo Wills Architects Principal and Landscape Architect, moderated One AEC panel on the Mead School District Project. We heard from key project team members behind the design and construction of the Union Stadium, Creekside Elementary, District Transportation Facility, and District Maintenance Facility projects. Bernardo Wills provided landscape architecture services for the District Transportation and Maintenance Facility, and athletic complex design for Union Stadium. It was great to hear from the design team, thank you OneAEC for including us!
Thanks to Garco Construction for these shots of the brand new Ridgeline High School in Liberty Lake, WA. Bernardo Wills Architects provided landscape architecture and athletic complex design services for this project. This is one of three athletic complexes Bernardo Wills Architects designed in 2020.