#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.
#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.
We are honored to announce that we received a Merit Award for our design of the Ice Age Floods Playground in Riverfront Park by the Idaho/Montana Chapter of ASLA. The Merit Award recognizes superior professional accomplishments in landscape architecture. The project was judged on the design, functionalism, relationship to context, environmental responsibility, overall relevance to the built environment, and more. We knew this project was special, and we are proud of our staff that made this project a reality, cheers!
We are excited to hear that the proposed zipline at the Monroe Street Bridge might become a reality in the future. We aided the City in developing some graphics for the proposed idea. This fly-through shows the platform connecting with “A Place of Truths Plaza” on Spokane Falls Boulevard. Check it out here!
This week, we got to host a group of sharp students for Greater Spokane Incorporated’s Business AfterSchool program. Our Ice Age Floods Playground design team presented their design process, and then it was the students’ turn to design the coolest playground they could imagine. However, they had to manage a budget, site constraints, and team dynamics throughout the process – preparing them for an authentic design experience. We had a blast with the students, and know that the future is bright!
In 2017, as the first step in the District’s bond efforts, the Bernardo Wills Architects landscape architecture team was retained to assist Mead School District in preparing a 27-acre master plan for the redevelopment of existing natural grass sports fields, a transportation/refueling facility, and a maintenance and operations facility.
We are pleased to announce that Bernardo Wills Architects has been selected to provide landscape architecture services to Spokane County for the Liberty Lake Regional Park Phase I improvements.