BIM/CAD Technical Staff Expanded

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BWA has hired BIM/CAD technicians Autumn Hewitt and Anthony Finley.  Autumn’s initial projects include several new credit-union branches in eastern Washington and the remodel of Newport Hospital & Health Services in Newport, Wash.  Anthony’s first assignments include Eagle River Luxury Living, a senior living community in Eagle, Idaho.

Firm Lands Design-Build Projects

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BWA – with general contractor Garco Construction – secured two significant design-build projects: the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) North Central Region Administration Facility in Wenatchee and the BCT Complex, Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) near Tacoma.  BWA also will provide interior design services for both projects, for which LEED Silver certification will be sought.  Occupancy of the $8.9 million, 30,000-square-foot WSDOT Administration Facility is slated for January 2018.  Construction of the $42.5 million, 120,000-square-foot JBLM apartment-style housing complex is scheduled to be completed in June 2018.

BWA Welcomes New Staff

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Lauren Welsh, Associate IIDA, and Dillon M. Reese, AIAS, have joined BWA as an interior designer and a BIM/CAD technician, respectively.  Initial commissions for which Lauren is providing interior design services include several new bank branches in eastern Washington and interior upgrades for corporate offices in Spokane.  Dillon is currently supplying drafting, design and construction support for the North Spokane Library remodel and several commercial projects in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Spokane.

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Julia Culp Joins BWA’s Landscape Architecture Workgroup

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Julia Culp, ASLA, has brought her expertise to BWA’s landscape architecture team.  Her first assignments include the City of Spokane’s combined sewer overflow tank and plaza; Edwidge Woldson Park Master Plan and Pedestrian Connectivity Study in Spokane; Idaho Central Credit Union Data Center plaza in Chubbuck, Idaho; and improvements to White Pine High School in Ely, Nev.

BWA Announces Staff Additions

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Timothy J. White, AIA, and Erik Nelson have joined BWA as an architect and a project manager, respectively. On behalf of the firm, Tim is currently on loan to Fairchild Air Force Base’s 92nd Civil Engineering Squadron, providing project management services for renovation and remodel work on the base.  He is presently managing the renovation of the Survival School’s gymnasium.  Initial commissions for which Erik is providing project management services include a tenant improvement at Spokane International Airport and a medical office building shell at Kendall Yards in Spokane.

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BWA Garners Prominent Award

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BWA has won a 2015 Merit Award in the General Design Category from the Idaho/Montana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects in recognition of its landscape architecture design for the comprehensive redevelopment of McEuen Park in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The prestigious award honors outstanding projects throughout Idaho and Montana that are deemed to reach the top tier in excellence. As a member of Team McEuen, BWA led the park planning and landscape architecture effort that transformed the underutilized facility into a vibrant community asset. We’re as elated to receive this honor from design professionals as we are to see a significant boost in the amount of day-to-day use of the park since its renovation