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June 2021

Spokesman-Review Interviews Bob Wills Upon His Retirement

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Today in the Spokesman, Bob Wills reflects on his 50-year career in architecture. Bob moved to Spokane in 1971 after being assigned the Boeing B-52 bomber at Fairchild Air Force Base during his service in the US Air Force. After completing his service, his first job at Warren C. Heylman and Associates was Expo ’74 and the foreign exhibit buildings. Since then, Bob continued to leave his mark on Spokane, including designs for the Spokane International Airport’s Concourse C expansion, the Davenport Towers, the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office, McEuen Park Redevelopment in Coeur d’Alene, and the North Bank Playground at Riverfront Park.
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The Magic of Storytelling

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The great honor of doing business in Spokane is the opportunity to give back to build a better community. We participated in the Magic of Storytelling again this year and heard this from the literacy coordinator at University Elementary: “Our students and staff greatly appreciate the donation. The book distribution went out a little differently for each grade level and class. Many had read-a-thons, some had goals students achieved to earn the books, but ultimately each child in our school was able to take home a book to read!”

We hope these books instill the joy of reading and love of learning in these kiddos – read on!

Bernardo Wills Architects Announces the Retirement of Bob Wills

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We are proud to announce the retirement of Bob Wills, Founding Principal of Bernardo Wills Architects, ending a 50-year career in architecture. This year, Bernardo Wills Architects celebrates its 30th anniversary and continues the legacy of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement set by Bob. His designs have received numerous awards, and more than that, his guidance and mentorship trained the next generation of design professionals to serve Spokane. Throughout his career, Bob was driven by a passion to be truly in sync with his clients by gaining deep knowledge of their aspirations for a project. Central to his approach to architecture is fully engaging the client in the design process. Bob, whose design acumen has been recognized with prestigious awards, focused on commissions for the Armed Forces, K-12, and higher education, aviation services, and professional businesses. Bob is looking forward to focusing his time on other highly technical projects, like reassembling classic cars.

In the Press: Selkirk Pharma

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In the Press: Learn about the new biotech startup currently developing in the West Plains – Selkirk Pharma. Their state-of-the-art facility near the Spokane Airport will manufacture injectable drugs like vaccines and chemotherapy drugs. When they reach full utilization of their facility, will employ over 300 people. Bernardo Wills Architects provided architecture, interior, and landscape architecture for this highly technical project and Bouten Construction is the contractor.

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Lauren Welsh Becomes NCIDQ Certified Designer

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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.