#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!
Throughout the month of January, we will be focusing on our interior design department and the fantastic work they bring to every project here at Bernardo Wills Architects. We added our first interior designer in 2008 to serve our clients and projects better. With an emphasis on interior design at the start of the process, we are able to offer more thoughtful and integrated designs to our clients than we could when we worked with consultants. The quality of design solutions is higher and more consistent through the development of an interior design team, and their understanding of current design standards keeps us moving forward. With the addition of interior design (and landscape architecture) to our projects, we can ensure the overall design feel is consistent from the inside out.
We are extremely fortunate to have interior design experts here at Bernardo Wills Architects, and we can’t wait to show how they make us better.
From the Spokane Journal of Business – learn more about the story of the City of Sandpoint’s comprehensive parks and recreation master plan and how it led to the rejuvenation of War Memorial Field.
The Festival at Sandpoint returns this year with an amazing lineup and a new field. During the Sandpoint Parks and Recreation Master Plan process, artificial turf was considered to ensure safety for athletes and a longer season of play. However, we had to ensure that the Festival at Sandpoint could still utilize the field for their needs. As the Bernardo Wills Architects landscape architecture team designed the War Memorial Field improvements, a special anchor system was placed under the turf to support the iconic festival tent. Additionally, designers planned for the increased pedestrian traffic and semi-truck access. Check out these photos from set up last week. The best part is that when the Festival ends, kids and teams will be able to practice the very next day with little disruption.
At the Atlas Mill Waterfront, the dog park has been extremely popular in this heatwave. At this special waterfront dog park, dogs and their owners can swim together safely, and other users can access the water without dogs elsewhere along the river. “This is the best dog park, ever!” was overheard at the park this weekend, and we’d have to agree. Bernardo Wills Architects provided landscape architecture services for this project.
June 2021 marks 30 years of Bernardo Wills Architects. We are honored to have served the Spokane and Inland Northwest region for three decades, and look forward to celebrating with our staff, consultants, and clients this summer. Stay tuned for some of our favorite projects, images, and memories from the last 30 years. This month’s newsletter will be a special 30th Anniversary Edition.