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.
We had a great time celebrating the Grand Opening of the ICCU Arena at the University of Idaho last weekend. The new ICCU Arena is an amazing addition to campus, and we are honored to have had a part in its design. Bernardo Wills Architects provided landscape architecture services to Opsis Architecture. Our designers coordinated with the civil engineer on issues such as site finish grading, pedestrian and ADA access routes, parking arrangements, hardscape areas, planting schemes, and site irrigation. We are thrilled with the project result and congratulate the University of Idaho administration, facilities department, and students (the Arena’s biggest donors) on this incredible addition that will serve generations to come. #GoVandals
#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.
As we near the autumn season, it’s a great opportunity to explore the Spokane area’s trail system. Learn more about the Appleway Trail in this video. The 5.10-mile paved pathway is designed for walkers, runners, and cyclists. Improvements to the Appleway Trail have been in progress since 2015, and Bernardo Wills Architects provided landscape architecture services to the City of Spokane Valley for this project.
Our landscape architecture team carries a diverse array of projects in both the public and private sectors. On the public side, they are currently managing multiple parks and recreation master plans, waterfront park designs, pedestrian trails, higher education plaza design and construction administration, athletic fields, and state hospital site planning. On the private development side, the landscape architecture team plays a crucial role in developing multi-family site plans, supporting the architecture team, and bringing the most efficient site plan to the client. They are also currently working on financial services and retail landscape architecture.