Michelle Widner Receives Professional Honoree Award from IIDA

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We are so proud to announce our very own Michelle Widner, IIDA, NCIDQ received the Professional Honoree award at the IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter 2022 INawards. We couldn’t be more proud of this outstanding achievement – cheers to you, Michelle!

More about Michelle’s journey and her award:

Over the past 20 years, Michelle Widner has dedicated herself to advancing the Interior Design profession throughout the region. A 15-year Member of the IIDA, she served on the NPC Board for nine years, beginning her service as the first Inland Northwest Campus Center Director and ending it as the first Chapter President to serve outside of Seattle. As a Campus Center Director, she worked to establish an IIDA presence at all the interior design schools on the eastern side of the Chapter and mentored students to transition from school to work. She then served as the Spokane City Center Director, spearheading REVEAL, the first interior design tradeshow in the region. Other positions she has held include VP of City Centers, NPC Advocacy Committee member, and the Advocacy Chair for both the Spokane and Boise City Centers. Promoting NCIDQ certification is a passion of Michelle’s, and during her time on the Board, she worked to establish the NCIDQ Program to provide resources to IIDA Members throughout the Chapter. She currently serves on the NPC Past President Council, Chapter Historian, and REVEAL Spokane 2024 Chair.

A graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design, Michelle is currently an interior designer and project manager at Bernardo Wills, a multidisciplinary design firm in Spokane, WA. She has extensive design experience in various markets, including education, retail, financial, multi-family, workplace, and public spaces. As a volunteer, she has also served on many local boards and committees, including both the Spokane Falls Community College and Washington State University Interior Design Advisory Boards.

Halloween Party

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We had an awesome Halloween party this week with a Trunk-or-treat at our office! We are excited to have lots of young families, and it was our treat to host all of the kiddos for a fun, safe, and a little spooky celebration. It was a great reminder of what we are all working for. Enjoy some photos!

Bernardo Wills Awarded County Public Works Project

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We are proud to announce that Bernardo Wills has been awarded the Spokane County Public Works Office and Shop Building. We are honored to serve Spokane County and ensure the bridge, sign, and signal crews, as well as construction management and safety departments, have an awesome workplace. These crews keep Spokane County safe and moving, and we will listen to their needs and requests as we design their ideal workspace. And Grant is pretty excited about another great shop project to manage! Go, Team!

Two Projects Completed for Horizon Credit Union Headquarters

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We are thrilled to show you the final result of two projects at Horizon Credit Union’s Headquarter Building. We assisted in interior updates and upgrades to their main lobby and contact center. These projects will provide enhanced workday experiences for their staff, giving their team room to grow and enjoy one another while serving their members. Thanks to Baker Construction for their beautiful work on these projects and the great project photography!

#ThrowbackThursday Horizon Credit Union

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#ThrowbackThursday With the use of 3D animations, the Bernardo Wills Architects interior design team can simulate the look and feel of the space before the design is finalized. Check out the animation created in March 2019 for the Horizon Credit Union branch renovation in Sandpoint, ID, and how it holds up to the final product!