location: Stevenson, Washington
services: site master planning, analysis and design, open space planning, architectural design guidelines, feasibility analysis, construction and bid preparation, specifications, cost estimating, and construction administration.
program: Washington State Parks and Recreation hired Simp.L and a team of other disciplines to study, plan, and design a new day-use facility as part of the 200 year anniversary to celebrate the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  The team at Simp.L had a primary role to study the visual impacts for the surrounding area, including the Oregon side of the Columbia River We prepared schematics for the alignment of the access point along WA SR 14, analyzing site distances; exploring options for a bridge vs. tunnel crossing of the Union Pacific Rail ROW, examining the grading/earthworks as well as tree removal impacts for each option, and preparing design guidelines for the bridge structure, grading/ landform configurations, and revegetation of native species. We prepared digitally simulated animation for use at public hearings and participated in presenting options to a variety of public agency panels and open houses.


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