Architecture & Engineering

Architect Terence “Tere” Thornhill designed the LIGO Hanford Exploration Center, or LExC, to echo the colliding black holes detected in 2016, a scientific breakthrough that netted the team a Nobel Prize for Physics. (Courtesy Terence L. Thornhill Architect)

LIGO gets visitor center worthy of its Nobel Prize-winning science

Terence L. Thornhill With nearly 27 years designing homes and other buildings in the Tri-Cities under...
Ex-Tri-City Fever players Lionell Singleton and Houston Lillard are developing Vertisee, a 24-unit apartment building as Richland’s Columbia Park Trail East stretch gets a facelift from the city. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Ex-Tri-Cities Fever duo heating up stretch of Richland waterfront

Lionell Singleton Houston Lillard Lionell Singleton and Houston Lillard were fierce competitors...
Technician Dillon Reese works with some of the tooled used by Bernardo|Wills Architecture PC in its downtown Spokane offices. Courtesy Spokane Journal of Business.

Northwest firms explore 3D, virtual reality, drones

Advanced technology helps architects better communicate with clients By Natasha Nellis The flood of technology over the past 10 years...
The Miramar Clinic in Kennewick will respect the Italian stylings of the Vista Field redevelopment plan. The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic broke ground on the $20 million project in January. It’s expected to open in 2021. Courtesy The Neenan Co.

$20 million clinic shows what’s possible at Vista Field

Architect to respect Italian stylings on exterior of Yakima Valley Farm Workers’ newest clinic The Tri-Cities’ newest health clinic will respect...
The Tri-Cities is no architectural wasteland. The Franklin County Courthouse, constructed in 1911, is a handy example, but it’s not alone. The region is dotted with architectural gems, some prominent and many not. Photo by Wendy Culverwell .

Meet the architectural gems of the Tri-Cities

Michael Marley recalls when Tri-City school officials cautioned architects to avoid anything fanciful in their designs for new buildings.  Districts need voter approval to raise taxes to build and...
Learning by Design magazine presented an outstanding project award to Gib Olinger Elementary School in Milton-Freewater. The Oregon school was designed by Spokane-based Architects West, working with design consultant Opsis Architecture of Portland. Courtesy Architects West.

Milton-Freewater school receives design award

A Milton-Freewater elementary school recently earned an outstanding project award from Learning by Design magazine. Architects West, with offices in...

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