New York Times Covers the Completion of the Catalyst Building

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Here’s a Good Read: The New York Times covers the completion of the Catalyst Building in the University District. The building was built by KATERRA and designed by Michael Green Architecture. Bernardo Wills Architects provided landscape architecture for the entire project, and architecture and interior design services for the Eastern Washington University space in Catalyst. This building is “ the newest of 384 large ‘mass timber’ buildings in the United States.” The cross-laminated timber panels were manufactured at KATERRA’s 270,000 square-foot plant in Spokane Valley, designed by Bernardo Wills Architects and completed in 2019.

The Catalyst building in Spokane’s University District. Spokane, Washington. Image license: MGA; Michael Green Architecture and Katerra. © Copyright 2020 Benjamin Benschneider All Rights Reserved. Third-party use may be arranged by contacting Benjamin Benschneider Photography. bbenschneider@comcast.net

Career Connect Explore NW Highlights Landscape Architecture

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Bernardo Wills Architects is proud to sponsor Career Explore NW, a community tool designed to guide people and students toward a job or career, while helping employers in our region create a talent pipeline. We are partnering with KSPS Public Television and the Spokane Workforce Council to highlight the folks that make Bernardo Wills Architects great: interior designers, architects, and landscape architects. Here is our second spotlight, featuring landscape architect and certified arborist James Davis. Learn more about the landscape architecture field and Career Explore NW here.

#WorksiteWednesday The Mead School District Stadium & Performing Arts Complex

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#WorksiteWednesday The Mead School District Stadium & Performing Arts Complex is nearing completion. Here are some progress shots of the stadium and turf field. This new stadium will serve as the location for the Mt. Spokane and Mead High School home football games and soccer matches, as well as a performance and practice field for the robust marching-band programs. Bernardo Wills Architects has provided landscape architecture services to ALSC Architects on this project.

City of Post Falls’ Black Bay Depo

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The updates to the City of Post Falls’ Black Bay Depot activity center are complete! We worked with the City of Post Falls Parks and Recreation to transform the building formerly housing the Senior Center Thrift Store into a dynamic, flexible activity center to meet their programming needs. Interior improvements included adding activity rooms, an entry area, public restrooms, and accessory storage rooms. Our landscape architects made improvements to the parking lot areas and designed a back yard community learning area.

Ask a Landscape Architect

Ask a Landscape Architect

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On the Bernardo Wills Architects Microsoft Teams site, we have channels dedicated to asking our colleagues tough questions. They could be related to current projects, COVID-19 design considerations, or personal projects. One our of staff members raised the following topic on our “Ask a Landscape Architect” channel last week.

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