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August 2020

The Spokesman-Review Tours the North Bank Playground

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The Spokesman-Review took a tour of the North Bank Playground site last week. Spokane Parks Garrett Jones explained the true purpose of the park – to provide an opportunity to learn about our region’s history through play, as well as the importance of investment in public spaces during these strange times: “We’re still making these community investments…during a time of crisis, the community need their public spaces. They need their parks.” Check out the full article for more.

Photo: Colin Mulvaney/Spokesman-Review

#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.

Quaran-Tip #3: Talk a Walk!

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Today’s Quaran-tip is from Emily Moline Meyer: “On my work from home days, I make a point to get out and walk in my neighborhood part-way through the day. If I have a lunch meeting, I take a late break and walk to nearby Corbin Park and back. Having time away from my screen actually boosts my productivity for the afternoon, and gives me an opportunity to work problems out in my head. Without the commute and reasons to get up and chat with a coworker, it is easy to stay put for hours at a time in my home office. Gotta enjoy the great weather while we have it!”

Our First Company Rafting Trip!

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#ThrowbackThursday to our first company rafting trip in 2015. Since then, our trip has grown to include every family in the office, with 2019’s trip growing to 80 people camping together for two nights. We have greatly missed our big team-building event this year, but know there will be much to celebrate when we emerge from the challenges brought by COVID-19. Go, Team!

Quaran-Tip #2: Get a Quarantine Buddy

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Get a quarantine buddy for daily check-ins. I exchanged a Microsoft Teams chat with one of my co-workers every morning during the initial stay-at-home order. It was a quick communication about how we were each feeling and what playlist we were listening to that day. Not only did we connect, but we also learned we had vastly different musical tastes!”

Quaran-Tips! Let’s Get Through This Together

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This month, we will be sharing a collection of Quaran-tips – tips from our staff that have helped them through the stay-at-home order and working from home. We will be sharing workflow tips, new technologies, homeschooling wins, and more. Our lifestyles will not be returning to normal for a while, and we are in this together. Our first tip is from Gregg Soares (and his daughter Hannah), “We lost power and Wi-Fi for 2 hours, so we went bumblebee hunting and identifying in the field near us. We may need to schedule more outages this summer to get everyone away from their screens!”

#ThrowbackThursday Armed Forces Reserve Center

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#ThrowbackThursday to the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Vancouver, Washington, designed for joint use by the U.S. Army Reserve and Washington Army National Guard. The 115,000 s.f. complex includes a 78,000 s.f. Headquarters Building, a 14,000 s.f. Organizational Maintenance Shop, a 23,000 s.f. Heated/Unheated Storage Building, and 40,000 s.f. surface for Deployable Medical Sets. Bernardo Wills Architects and Garco Construction worked collaboratively with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Army National Guard and the US Army Reserve in developing a refined design that met each of the end-users unique requirements while still remaining within the overall program budget.