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.
#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.
Check out the submissions from our Christmas Gnome photo contest. We have some very creative folks, and it’s great to see it manifest outside of their regular design work. Which is your favorite?
Winner: Claire Kincaid-Slate “Cheers to my Gnomies!”
#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.
On Saturday, Client Engagement Manager Emily Meyer, and Business Manager Gretchen Renz participated in the SDA Seattle Society for Design Administration Board of Directors 2021 planning session. SDA is a professional organization supporting the continuing education and professional development of non-technical staff in the A/E/C industry. As Directors, they will support the Seattle Chapter’s goals for 2021, including providing education in human resources, finances, leadership, office administration, and marketing. The resources provided by SDA have aided our firm’s response to the new workplace during the pandemic. Way to go, Emily and Gretchen!
The Bernardo Wills Architects interior design team is a key part of the early design development of our projects. This rendering shows how early sketches can further the development of the floor plan and building aesthetic while aiding the client in the visualization of the finished product.
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.