Happy Friday! We had a great week, the highlight being Coffman Engineers and Tacos Tumbras on the patio for lunch! Thank you to Coffman Engineers for your teamwork and for being such an asset to the design community.
#ThrowbackThursday to one of Bernardo Wills’ favorite landscape architecture achievements – the McEuen Park Redevelopment for the City of Coeur d’Alene. The team’s primary objective included creating a destination park and gathering space for the public while incorporating amenities and features to compliment the venue’s spectacular waterfront setting on Lake Coeur d’Alene. What’s that they say about location, location, location? This park has that and more – Centennial Trail access, an interactive playground and splash pad, public art spaces, a dog park, sports courts, an amphitheater, and more! In 2015, the McEuen Park Redevelopment won a Merit Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects Idaho & Montana Chapter. As our weather heats up, put McEuen on your list for cooling off at the splash pad or heading to the lake, and enjoy!
#WorksiteWednesday At the Gonzaga University and University of Washington Regional Health Sciences Building in Spokane’s U-District, our landscape architecture team got to check the progress of the living wall. This wall features local flora and fauna, many of which were used by the Spokane area’s Indigenous Peoples for medicinal purposes.
After our Chili Cookoff was such a hit in March, we needed another contest! Our first ever Taco Contest yesterday brought great eats and even better company. Congratulations to Bill LaRue for his victory with his pork carnitas con chiles verde. Bravo!
#WorksiteWednesday AM Landshaper crews are busy moving dirt at the East Valley High School site. A joint project between Spokane County, the City of Spokane Valley, and the East Valley School District will revamp the area between East Valley middle and high schools, including new playfields and utility lines. A traffic signal will be added at Sullivan and Wellesley, as well as new softball and baseball fields, and a practice football facility for East Valley’s secondary schools. Bernardo Wills provided full landscape architecture and sports complex planning for this project.
Check out more coverage of the Goodwill facility groundbreaking in West Spokane on Tuesday. This article details Goodwill’s mission to be a zero-waste facility, “Over the last four years, Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest has kept more than 94 million pounds of materials out of local landfills through its resale, recycling, and salvage operations. That is enough material to fill 6,300 garbage trucks.”