Cheers to our Bernardo Wills Architects teammates celebrating their anniversary in the second quarter. You make us better, and we’re so glad you’re here!
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.
#ThrowbackThursday 30 years ago, Bob Wills and Gary Bernardo founded their firm in an eight-by-ten foot space in the Tomlinson Black Building in Downtown Spokane. Here’s an image from the vault – Gary, Bob, and Bob Wills Sr. building the first conference room table in Bob’s garage. Never despise humble beginnings, it may be just the start of something good. #BWA30Years
Last Friday, our team of Cupids took to the streets and delivered Valentine’s Day treats to our staff. As we come up on our 1-year anniversary of almost full-time work from home, we are still looking for opportunities to foster a culture of joy and teamwork. Go, Team! We so appreciate you and love working with you!
This is what our weekly staff meeting currently looks like: masks on, spread out, some here, some there. Immense flexibility has been required this year, and we are grateful to our clients and staff for accepting the challenge. We are excited to see more folks in the office more often and look forward to seeing you soon. Meetings with Bernardo Wills Architects can be held with social distance and masks, or on a virtual platform.