#30BestofBWA Today we are featuring one of our 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.
#30BestOfBWA Completed in 2015, the Global Scholars Hall Phase II is a signature student residence for Washington State University. This design-build project is a five-story dormitory, with associated common areas and decks, and dedicated community and commercial ground-floor spaces. Four levels containing 133 dwelling units of varying types—totaling 276 beds—are over a second-level podium. On the fifth floor, a unique series of seven “apartment-style” units along a single-loaded corridor features outdoor decks with views to the courtyard below. The team developed a phased site logistics plan to illustrate how construction materials and equipment were to be staged, key access and egress points, and how construction activities would be conducted to mitigate the impact on the student population. Bernardo Wills Architects provided the full suite of services on this project, including landscape and interior design in addition to architectural design.
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.
The North Bank Regional Playground project is one of five major park elements identified in the Riverfront Park Master Plan that was funded in 2014 with a $64 million bond to redevelop the park.
We would like to wish Lauren Welsh, who recently passed her NCIDQ Exams and is now an NCIDQ Certified designer. This is a huge accomplishment and a culmination of months of study and years of work in the field. There are three separate sections of the NCIDQ Exam, all focusing on public health, safety, and welfare. They cover seven distinct areas of interior design: building systems, codes, construction standards, contract administration, design application, professional practice, and project coordination.
Cheers to you, Lauren! We are so proud of your accomplishment and we are honored to have you on our team.
#WorksiteWednesday At Ridgeline High School in Liberty Lake, the track is complete and the tennis court surface is in. We are looking forward to the completion of this project next month. This project includes four fields for baseball and softball, as well as tennis courts, football fields, and soccer fields. Ridgeline High School will be a premier sports venue for high schools in the inland northwest region. Bernardo Wills Architects provided landscape architecture services for this project and it is one of three athletic complexes Bernardo Wills designed in 2020.
The North Bank of Riverfront Park was a hot spot this weekend, with many families visiting the playground and splash pad. Have you visited the Ice Age Floods Playground?
#WorksiteWednesday Here are some photos from the final punch at Union Stadium, Mead School District’s new athletic and performance venue. We are very proud of this project and know it will serve students and families well for many years to come as a premier sports venue.
#WorksiteWednesday At War Memorial Field in Sandpoint, ID, Phase 2 of the project is well underway. A new water access point and boat ramp, retaining wall, and parking lot are all under construction. These new additions will further improve this regional sports facility. #goteam #landscapearchitecture