Architecture & Engineering

Neil Lampson, founder of Lampson International Co., and Walt Trask, its head engineer, designed the company headquarters to resemble the boom of a crane. Forty-plus years later, it has not been significantly altered and continues to serve Kennewick’s iconic crane company well. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Lampson’s unique office is nod to company’s business

Neil and Billie Jane Lampson didn’t have to look far for inspiration when they decided their growing crane company needed...
As opposed to traditional architects, whose focus is typically on buildings, interior spaces and mechanical systems, landscape architects are all about the site. Architects West designed Northwest Farm Credit Services’ office in Pasco featuring a layout concept centered around a 21st century activity center. (Courtesy Architects West)

Landscape architects see growing interest in Tri-City market 

As the Tri-Cities expands and reimagines itself in the wake of tremendous growth and an ongoing influx of new residents,...
Meier Architecture - Engineering staff focus on a wide range of services for clients throughout Washington and Oregon. From left are Paul Giever, Thomas Kastner, Bobbi Keen and Antony Cockbain. (Photo by Robin Wojtanik)

Employee-owned firm creates blueprint for sustained success

From small updates to large-scale projects, commercial or residential, Meier Architecture - Engineering has designed a wide range of structures...

Rapidly growing population raises stakes for replenishing professional pipeline

Recent population leaps in the greater Tri-City region show no signs of abating. That’s the takeaway from the demographers of...
The Pasco Public Facilities District hired former Pasco Mayor Matt Watkins to shepherd development of its $40 million voter-approved aquatics center. These 2016 drawings suggest what it could look like. (Courtesy city of Pasco)

Pasco moves to hire owner’s rep to lead aquatics center project

Pasco is moving to hire an owner’s representative to lead its efforts to build a $40 million aquatics center, one...
Jim Dillman, Richland architect emeritus, wants to take AIA Central Washington’s exhibit of the best of the region’s architecture to area libraries once it wraps up a yearlong exhibition at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Architects put the spotlight on their best work

Sharp-eyed travelers with time to kill at the Tri-Cities Airport have always been bombarded with information about local sites. For...

Architecture & Engineering Briefs – January 2022

AIA Central Washington honors best of 2021 AIA Central Washington, representing the region’s architects, honored three projects with its 2021...

Tri-Cities boasts more engineers than state average

It will come as no surprise to readers that Benton and Franklin counties boast a high number of engineers. According...

Q&A with Doug Mitchell

Doug Mitchell Principal MMEC Architecture and Interiors Doug Mitchell Number of employees you oversee: We have seven partners and a...
Grandview High School received the Outstanding Project Award in Learning By Design Magazine’s Fall 2021 Architectural and Interior Design Awards of Excellence. Designed by Architects West, the 197,515-square-foot school replaced a 1970s-era building with a modern facility filled with light and innovative designs. (Courtesy Architects West)

Valley school’s design wins national accolades

A new high school in the Lower Yakima Valley has earned national recognition for its innovative design. Architects West, which...

Latest News


Sign-up for our e-newsletter filled with featured stories and latest news.


Shred Day

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cybersecurity job fair in Pasco

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Spring Career and Internship Fair in Pasco

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm