Our landscape architecture team carries a diverse array of projects in both the public and private sectors. On the public side, they are currently managing multiple parks and recreation master plans, waterfront park designs, pedestrian trails, higher education plaza design and construction administration, athletic fields, and state hospital site planning. On the private development side, the landscape architecture team plays a crucial role in developing multi-family site plans, supporting the architecture team, and bringing the most efficient site plan to the client. They are also currently working on financial services and retail landscape architecture.
The Festival at Sandpoint returns this year with an amazing lineup and a new field. During the Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Master Plan process, artificial turf was considered to ensure safety for athletes and a longer season of play. However, we had to ensure that the Festival at Sandpoint could still utilize the field for their needs. As the Bernardo Wills Architects landscape architecture team designed the War Memorial Field improvements, a special anchor system was placed under the turf to support the iconic festival tent. Additionally, designers planned for the increased pedestrian traffic and semi-truck access. Check out these photos from set up last week. The best part is that when the Festival ends, kids and teams will be able to practice the very next day with little disruption.
Our team of professionally licensed landscape architects is the largest landscape architecture group in Spokane, and has served public works and private sector client in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years. Project types we excel at include: parks and recreation, trail design, streetscapes, plazas, sports facilities, university campuses, master planning, and architectural landscapes that contribute to a “Sense of Place” within its context or community. The benefits of having a landscape architecture team in-house include valuable expertise in site planning for our architectural projects, in-house collaboration throughout design and construction, and enriched aesthetics, sustainability, and function of the projects we design.
#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.
At the Atlas Mill Waterfront, the dog park has been extremely popular in this heatwave. At this special waterfront dog park, dogs and their owners can swim together safely, and other users can access the water without dogs elsewhere along the river. “This is the best dog park, ever!” was overheard at the park this weekend, and we’d have to agree. Bernardo Wills Architects provided landscape architecture services for this project.
During the opening weekend of the Ice Age Floods Playground, we hosted a coloring contest. We were SO impressed by the entrants, that we had to give away more than one skateboard! We definitely see potential architects, landscape architects, and interior designers in this bunch. Congratulations!
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?
Throughout the 1990s, Bernardo Wills Architects worked on a series of projects for Spokane Public Schools to rehabilitate and renovate their high school athletic facilities.
#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