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Flexibility is key to school design in current environment

Those involved in overseeing projects and creating designs for school buildings say adaptability and a focus on infrastructure such as ventilation are essential as more students return to in-person classes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic....


Hanson Carlen ignited with work deep into next year

A look of disbelief ran across David Hanson’s face as he pondered the backlog of work orders that started early this year and now extends deep into next year for his architecture and construction company. As the last remaining principal of Hanson Carle...


SCC’s Old Main building made sustainable through its reinvention

Affectionately referred to as “Old Main,” the Spokane Community College main building has been a well-used classroom space for years. The original structure served a steady stream of students and community members for nearly seven decades. ...


Landscape architecture firm AHBL plans to grow

AHBL Inc., a pioneer of the green infrastructure adoption in Spokane County, has seen expansive growth in recent years, and a company official says it’s on track to see its strongest year ever....

Offsite construction helps scale up housing projects

While many questions about the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic remain unclear, at least one thing is certain: its impact on the housing market has thrown an already-critical housing shortage into even sharper focus. Prior to the pandemic, a U....


Young workers in Spokane hit hardest by job losses

With seven months of employment data in the books since the spread of COVID-19 to the U.S., a somewhat clearer picture of the region’s jobs scene has emerged....


Spokane Community College offers Running Start For Careers

Spokane Community College has launched a program aimed at placing high school students on a path to a career in the trades and providing another workforce pipeline for local employers....


Economic volatility influences donor behaviors

In a year fraught with economic turmoil stemming from a pandemic, Inland Northwest nonprofits say they've seen donor behaviors change in response to both their own economic uncertainty and the uncertainty nonprofits are experiencing....


Mainstream Electric starts new nonprofit venture

Some businesses might struggle with an encore after earning mention in publications like the international daily business newspaper Financial Times and American business periodical Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing companies...


YWCA Spokane launches One Mission campaign

YWCA Spokane launched its One Mission Campaign in September with the goal of raising $275,000 to support services that provide resources to survivors of domestic violence....

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