A huge thank you and congratulations to Empire Eye Physicians on your new, state-of-the-art clinic and surgery center. We are thrilled with the result and can’t wait to hear how your new space serves your patients and staff.
We are proud to announce the retirement of Bob Wills, Founding Principal of Bernardo Wills Architects, ending a 50-year career in architecture. This year, Bernardo Wills Architects celebrates its 30th anniversary and continues the legacy of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement set by Bob. His designs have received numerous awards, and more than that, his guidance and mentorship trained the next generation of design professionals to serve Spokane. Throughout his career, Bob was driven by a passion to be truly in sync with his clients by gaining deep knowledge of their aspirations for a project. Central to his approach to architecture is fully engaging the client in the design process. Bob, whose design acumen has been recognized with prestigious awards, focused on commissions for the Armed Forces, K-12, and higher education, aviation services, and professional businesses. Bob is looking forward to focusing his time on other highly technical projects, like reassembling classic cars.
Happy Administrative Professionals Day (4/21/21) to the admins here at Bernardo Wills Architects and throughout the Spokane business community. We know that we would be lost without our support staff, and today with honor their professionalism, thoughtfulness, and attentiveness.
#ThrowbackThursday: Completed in 2015, Washington Federal’s two-story, 12,000 square foot building was designed for their first Eastern Washington division office. Amenities include a walk-up counter, a small call center, conference room space, offices, and drive-through access to banking services. The contemporary design complements the flagship location’s urban setting, and the ground-to-ceiling windows provide a pleasing work environment and a connection to passersby.
#WorksiteWednesday Last week, we had the privilege of showing a new client, the Spokane Valley Fire Department, some past projects similar to their upcoming design. We toured the Lincoln County Shop and Maintenance Facility in Davenport, WA, and the Avista Utilities Fleet Maintenance Building on their Mission campus in Spokane. Revisiting past projects and discussing the outcomes with the folks that use them every day allows us to learn and grow as designers while creating even better facilities for future clients.
As March comes to a close, we would like to honor our colleagues that celebrated their Bernardo Wills Architects anniversaries in the first quarter. Without our teammates, we wouldn’t be able to make our communities better. Cheers to you!
We are proud to share that the Catalyst Building has won The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2020 Innovation Award in Holistic Design. The Innovation Awards recognize the exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and progressive practices among architects and designers, their collaborators, and their clients, in support of the design, delivery, and operation of buildings or research in practice or academia. Bernardo Wills Architects provided Landscape Architecture services for this project, and we are humbled to be a part of projects that make our community better.
#ThrowbackThursday Completed in November of 2015, the Maintenance Shop and Crew Facility in Davenport, Washington provided their Utility Department new areas for welding, general mechanical work, a lube pit, paint booth, and wash bay. It also included crew locker rooms, break rooms, offices, and storage. The bays incorporated overhead cranes and overhead lubrication, water, and air systems, as well as exhaust ventilation systems. Operations and maintenance facilities require especially detailed consultant coordination on the part of the architect to ensure all of the moving parts (literally and figuratively) come together.