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#WorksiteWednesday Big Changes at East Valley School District

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#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.

Monroe Street Bridge Zipline Graphics

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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!

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Business AfterSchool and the North Bank Playground

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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!

Office and Shop Design

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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.

Red Cross Blood Drive

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Yesterday’s Red Cross blood drive in the Bissinger Room was a huge success – volunteers were able to collect 36 units of blood for those who need it in our community. A huge thanks to Coffman Engineers for partnering with us, the American Red Cross, and all who volunteered their time and resources to donate.