We are soaking up every nice day at the Ice Age Floods Playground before the rain starts! Have you visited the playground this fall? While the splash pad may be off for the season, fun is still on with the playground, wheels park, and basketball courts.
We had a great time celebrating the Grand Opening of the ICCU Arena at the University of Idaho last weekend. The new ICCU Arena is an amazing addition to campus, and we are honored to have had a part in its design. Bernardo Wills Architects provided landscape architecture services to Opsis Architecture. Our designers coordinated with the civil engineer on issues such as site finish grading, pedestrian and ADA access routes, parking arrangements, hardscape areas, planting schemes, and site irrigation. We are thrilled with the project result and congratulate the University of Idaho administration, facilities department, and students (the Arena’s biggest donors) on this incredible addition that will serve generations to come. #GoVandals
More from the University of Idaho! The Bernardo Wills Architects landscape architecture team supported the University’s efforts to make improvements to 7th Street as it runs through campus. This project sought to create a more pedestrian-friendly corridor and a better access point to the Pittman Center, where campus tours originate. These improvements allow the University to put its best foot forward in recruiting new students, showcasing the campus’ natural beauty and character.
#30BestofBWA Many of our operations & maintenance facility projects require a mix of traditional shop and maintenance facilities, as well as administrative office space. In the Whitworth Water District Office and Maintenance Facility, the owner and designers considered how the floor plan and materials chosen would help to marry the two departments. They needed a space where each driver could come in to get assignments, meet as a large group, while (hopefully) not tracking in dirt and debris from their job sites. In addition, access to a shared break and kitchen space allowed for all staff to share meals together. Choosing materials that conform well to shop and office space applications is extremely important, and we know we’ve done our jobs correctly if it all goes unnoticed.
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.