FLIP is delighted to announce the hiring of Robert & Lois Wardell as construction project architects! Lois and Bob bought property on Lopez 37 years ago and have been full time Lopezians since moving from Yakima three years ago. The Wardells were the architects for our library’s Quiet Reading Room and for Morgantown, Lopez’s first Land Trust project. Previously they mainly worked on civic buildings, including a $6 million expansion of the Yakima convention center.
The Wardells are jumping right in! They’ll review cost estimates and develop a single project concept including construction and design of bathhouse, mechanical room, pools and cover. They’ll also meet with the County regarding permits as well as identify, hire and oversee the work of consultants. Luckily for FLIP, the Wardell’s vast experience qualifies them to serve as both architects and project manager. Both Lois and Bob are enthusiastic supporters of the pool and recognize the need for an accessible community pool in the islands that will provide health, recreation and improved water safety for all ages. We hope you’ll share in the excitement of this wonderful addition to our Pool Dream Team!