SPOKANE CONVENTION CENTER
SCOPE: Site Planning, Environmental Restoration, Living Roofs, Art Integration, Planting, and Irrigation.
DESCRIPTION: The Spokane Convention Center is an economic and entertainment hub of the Pacific Northwest. The facility’s final expansion resulted in the creation of over 100,000 SF of convention space, which generates significant economic activity for the community.
The facility is located along the southern banks of the Spokane River. The design introduces environmental viewing platforms, shoreline restoration enhancements, public art, living rooftops, a non-motorized access area, Centennial Trail access and activity plazas. The landscape design follows the modern style of the facility incorporating commercially-adapted plant material (in mass planting form). Landscape resource conservation is maximized through a series of “smart” controllers and sensors while storm water is collected and treated in rain gardens throughout the site.