#WorksiteWednesday Meanwhile, at the War Memorial Field improvement project in Sandpoint, Idaho, turf installation is underway. This field is going to serve the region well and for many years to come.
Check out this timelapse from Baker Construction & Development, Inc. showing the site-cast concrete panels going up at the Huntwood Cabinets warehouse expansion in Liberty Lake. There were a total of 30 panels – 25 feet wide by 32 feet high. They make it look easy!
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.
Completed in 2009, the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Center at Fairchild Air Force Base was designed for joint use by the U.S. Army Reserve and Washington Army National Guard. This design-build project with Garco Construction, Inc. consisted of six new buildings and a covered two-bay vehicle wash rack. Designers were tasked with fulfilling multiple facility needs in one project, from a community and event center to a flammable storage facility. The resulting complex checked all of the boxes and will serve FAFB’s needs for many years to come. The key to a successful design-build project of this size and scope is finding alternative solutions that meet and exceed individual requirements while maintaining the program budget and schedule.
Another Worksite Wednesday update, this time out at the Huntwood Cabinets facility expansion in Liberty Lake. Site-cast concrete panels are officially in place. The process was scheduled to take three days, but they only needed a day and a half. Fantastic job, Baker Construction & Development, Inc. Teamwork makes the dream work!
We are the proud recipients of the “Craftsmanship” award from the Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association’s Excellence in Concrete Awards for our work on the Rosauers Supermarkets Inc location in Ridgefield, WA. The 53,000 SF store is Rosauers’ 22nd location and the first in Western Washington. The project was completed in December of 2019 and employs over 110 community members.
Timbers are starting to go up at the new University of Idaho Basketball Arena in Moscow, ID. Bernardo Wills Architects is providing site planning and landscape architecture services to Opsis Architecture on this project.
“This isn’t really a new medical examiner facility, it’s our first medical examiner facility…For the last 21 years, since the medical examiners’ office was converted from a coroner system in 1999, we worked in two rented facilities that were 1/8 mile apart. For all of those 21 years, we did a lot of ‘making do.’ Obviously, all of that ends with this facility. We won’t be ‘making do’ anymore.” – Dr. Sally Aiken, Chief Medical Examiner, Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office. We celebrated their facility’s completion last week, and are proud to be involved in a project that will serve our community, recruit young professionals to our area, and further reinforce Spokane County as a health science hub.
On the Bernardo Wills Architects Microsoft Teams site, we have channels dedicated to asking our colleagues tough questions. They could be related to current projects, COVID-19 design considerations, or personal projects. One our of staff members raised the following topic on our “Ask a Landscape Architect” channel last week.