Something A Bit Different

Make A Wish SpaceshipSpokane, WA

Many projects have been built by Walker Construction since its beginnings in 1983, but one stands out above the rest.  In 2007 Walker
Construction had the honor to participate with the Make -A-Wish Foundation to grant a wish for a local 14-year-old who dreamed of being the first person with a disability in space.  The gift:   A 17-foot-tall, 8-1/2-foot-wide rocket ship playhouse for his own backyard.   Walker
Construction donated a defunct soundboard from the Fox Theater restoration and the actual rocket was built by volunteer Walker Crews, and actually craned into the young man’s back yard.   Several other companies were involved, and local architect Doug Heyamoto donated his time to draw up the plans. When the family moved out of the region, the family didn’t want the space ship torn down so they interviewed several people to “inherit” the spaceship and decided to give it to the youth pastor at a local church.  Walker Construction stepped in again to lift the space ship out of the backyard and deliver it to its new home. 

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Gibson Compound

The Gibson Compound combines spacious living quarters designed for families or small groups, as well as the ability to accommodate over 25 artists and musicians using the state of the art 4,000 SF recording studio. It fits the owners desire to create a destination that would blend a retreat environment also equipped with all one would need professionally and creatively.  A thoughtful and well-executed blend of design, finishes, and technology influenced every decision.  The result is a breathtaking getaway that allows each guest to unwind by the pool and enjoy the outdoors and local community fare in high comfort while being able to work hard.

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The Rotary Fountain at Riverfront ParkSpokane, WA

This magnificent plaza and interactive fountain is situated in Spokane's scenic Riverfront Park. The project consisted of construction of an underground mechanical room vault measuring 32 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 10 feet deep. The 21,000 SF plaza area has an 80 foot diameter colored concrete center, thirteen individual paths leading from the fountain, and 1,000 individually set donor plaques in the shape of fish. The plaza also has two raised gardens, nine benches and four individual vendor station tie-ins. The fountain itself is a sculpture by Spokane artist Harold Balazs, and consists of 40 upper ring jets, 10 sculpture jets, 48 mister jets, 8 aerations, and 5 boulder jets, that re-circulate into a 3,000 gallon holding chamber.

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