OUR APPROACH TO URBAN RENOVATION
If you’re in downtown Spokane, chances are you’ll see one of our projects. Walker Construction is one of the most prolific and experienced builders in the downtown district and we’ve earned a reputation as urban renovation specialists. We’re adept at the coordination required by these complex builds and we have a relationship with our municipality that’s cooperative and based on mutual respect. Our approach to urban construction is a blend of strategy and heart.
Demolition or renovation — Our experience allows us to see a building’s true potential, as well as its challenges. We’ll provide advice and a realistic evaluation so you can make informed decisions about how to go forward.
Urban construction is a little like building on a postage stamp. Demolition, staging, scheduling, traffic revisions, and safety require thoughtful planning and careful execution.
Beyond experience and logistical expertise, one of the most important things we offer is a passion for these downtown projects. This keeps us motivated to embrace the complexity.
“MACY’S, A SPOKANE ICON, GETS A NEW LIFE”
LET’S GO BEHIND THE SCENES
URBAN RENOVATION PROJECTS
“YOU FALL IN LOVE A LITTLE”
A BUILDER’S PERSPECTIVE ON URBAN RENOVATION
“Urban construction can be kind of gritty. There’s an extraordinary level of detail and regulatory compliance and you are usually up against unyielding constraints. The regulations, the research, the vigilance needed to safely build where pedestrians walk past your jobsite on a daily basis — that’s part of the challenge. Urban building is like no other type of construction. It’s incredibly complex. But there’s vibrancy and a life to it.
When I build downtown, I fall in love with this town all over again. My colleagues feel that way too. Urban renovation is a way that we can invest ourselves in a community that we care deeply about. When the symphony conductor raises his baton — when an Integrus architect finishes a plan — when someone boards a bus — when an affordable housing tenant gets up to go to work — we’re a small part of those moments.
I think there’s no better reason to build.”
~ Tom Hansen
Former President | Project Manager at Walker Construction