building architecture

John J. Hemmingson Center at Gonzaga University – Go Zags!

By | Interior Design, News | No Comments

As we celebrate our Zags this week, we would like to highlight one of our favorite projects at Gonzaga University. The central design objective of the John J. Hemmingson Center project was to create a signature building to serve as a focal “place of gathering and learning” for both the on-campus and off-campus Gonzaga community. The 167,726 square-foot, four-level facility is located on the eastern edge of campus and includes multi-level, multi-venue dining, a pub, an 800-person, multi-purpose gathering place, various retail areas, student clubs, and University programs, and a 200-person auditorium/theater. The Center is a major hub for socializing, dining, academics, and services for the Gonzaga community. #GoZags

#ThrowbackThursday Avista’s Fleet Maintenance and Vehicle Wash Facility

By | Architecture, Construction, News | No Comments

#ThrowbackThursday Completed in 2018, Avista’s Fleet Maintenance and Vehicle Wash Facility on their Mission Campus replaced its 1958-era fleet operations center. Initial work on the project included the completion of a site master plan on the existing northeast six-acre portion of the property at Avista’s main campus to plan the overall site and designate locations for future buildings, circulation, parking, and utility runs. Shop space in the new two-story building comprises seven large vehicle service bays, a welding/fabrication bay, and a large hydraulic service bay. The shop areas house five in-ground, multi-function vehicle lifts and three overhead bridge cranes. The building’s center-core main level includes a parts room, tool storage room, foreman offices, and locker rooms. The second story above houses a large conference/training room, office, fluid-handling room, and mechanical and electrical support spaces.

#Throwback Thursday Spokane Central Service Center aka Nelson Service Center

By | Architecture, News | No Comments

#ThrowbackThursday Completed in 2015, the goal of the Spokane Central Service Center (also known as the Nelson Service Center) was to consolidate the City of Spokane’s fleet services, including solid waste collection and fleet maintenance, into one campus. The main facility is 44,000 square-feet and includes 17 large heavy vehicle maintenance bays, 8 light vehicle maintenance bays, bridge cranes, a welding area, a POL system, and a CNG fueling station area. In addition to the service facility, the center also features 13,600 square-feet of administration space and offices and enough parking for the entire service vehicle fleet. Within the facility, there is a gathering space for over 100 drivers to use daily. The drivers use this gathering space to meet for conferences, trainings, and daily dispatch. Bernardo Wills Architects provided programming and space planning, architectural, interior design, and landscape architecture services for this project. The Nelson Service Center won a DBIA National Merit Award for “Excellence in Process” in 2016 and continues to be one of our favorites.

#WorksiteWednesday Medical Office Building on Spokane’s South Hill

By | Architecture, Construction, News | No Comments

At the 6th & Washington medical office building on Spokane’s South Hill, Baker Construction crews are weeks ahead of schedule. Two tenant improvements are underway, and the exterior work is nearing completion. Check out the views of Downtown Spokane from the second floor. This will be a great addition to Spokane’s medical district and will be completed this spring. Bernardo Wills Architects provided architecture and interior design services for this project.

Project Update from West of Jefferson Mixed-Use in Kendall Yards

By | Construction, News | No Comments

Greenstone has completed the removal of a large amount of basalt rock and prepped the site for Baker Construction. Baker and their sub-contractor Everett Concrete are now hard at work installing both site and main level concrete necessary to complete the structural concrete podium. The completed work includes; retaining walls, footings, grade beams, portions of the elevator walls, and some of the columns for the concrete podium. Rebar and formwork are also being installed for the balance of the podium columns and one of the two stairwells. It is anticipated that the concrete work will be complete early next year. Once the podium is completed 4 stories of apartments, using wood construction, will begin. The overall construction is scheduled to be completed in late 2021.