PROJECT GOAL Offices and outreach space celebrating geologic context and environmental restoration.
Aspiration & Achievement
A dynamic backdrop for district operations, conservation programs, recreation, and wildlife habitat in an extraordinary setting.
2022 AIA WA Council Civic Design Awards, Honorable Mention
2022 AIA Spokane Design Awards, Citation
2022 AIA Spokane Design Awards, Sustainability Award
“This is the first building I’ve ever been involved in building, and it was one of the most enjoyable experiences I’ve ever had in my life. It is exciting to see the site of a former quarry being reclaimed and restored. The design team developed a building that is truly specific to this site, with the materials and everything that we represent as a conservation district built into it. It will be a forever treasure in the community, and we are so proud of it.”
Director, Spokane Conservation District
The matchless context of a 50-acre parcel located in a former rock quarry affords a rare opportunity to enhance operations, conservation programs, wildlife habitat and recreation activities supporting Spokane Conservation District’s (SCD) mission to protect and conserve natural and renewable resources.
This former quarry served as a mining operation for 40 years and features three distinct geologic formations in one location, displaying scars of past conservation failures. Engaging new administration and public spaces showcase the variety of stone formations reinforcing the site’s unique history, geology and the promise of future conservation success through site renewal. Honoring the district’s agricultural roots, the building incorporates honest, low maintenance materials.
A bright, open building energizes employee collaboration and provides an exceptional community outreach and event space.