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.
Bouten Construction is busy constructing the new medical education, health sciences, and innovation building for Gonzaga and the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Answer: Our construction partners are facing the longest construction material lead times since 1987, with supply-chain challenges creating shortages.
This week, the University of Idaho will celebrate the Grand Opening of the ICCU Arena. This facility will be home to the university’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. Bernardo Wills Architects provided landscape architecture for this beautiful. Check out the first look from the Spokesman-Review.
Photo credit: Geoff Crimmins of the Spokesman-Review.
#WorksiteWednesday In Kendall Yards, Baker Construction crews are busy on the exterior siding and paint. On the interior, flooring, casework, plumbing fixtures, and lights are being installed.
Congratulations to Jonathan Smith, ASLA, landscape architect at Bernardo Wills and the newest member of the WASLA Board of Directors. WASLA is the local body of ASLA – American Society of Landscape Architects, and Jonathan will represent Eastern Washington.
Originally from Montana, Jonathan began his professional life as a middle school and high school English teacher. Eventually, his passion for nature and the outdoors prompted him to re-enroll in college at the University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture. Jonathan’s approach starts with viewing landscape design as a system—a set of separate elements that each have a bearing on all the others. This approach is guided by his perspective that simplicity is key to achieve a successful design where form follows function. Jonathan enjoys designing with plants and thinking about construction details for landscape elements.
One of the main reasons Jonathan would like to represent eastern Washington is student engagement and the chance to create and promote prospects for student/professional engagement. UI and WSU are both located in the same rural region of the country where opportunities for students are scarce, and he would like to be part of an effort to create more occasions for interactions between eastern Washington professionals and WSU students. Jonathan wants to advocate for more marginal groups within Washington’s LA community in the hopes that WASLA can provide direction to relevant educational and professional opportunities for all members. He wishes to promote landscape architecture as a part of a larger solution – relevant to eastern Washington: namely solving issues of dwindling resources, mitigating stormwater/pollution, and wildfires.
#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.
#ThrowbackThursday – Last September, @Ginno Construction crews were busy completing the concrete foundation, underground utilities, and parking garage for the Empire Eye Physicians Clinic and Ambulatory Surgical Center. Now this facility is serving patients and allowing for clinic growth.