Bob Spooner at Goodale & Barbieri recently asked me to work on some marketing material for one of their building projects, The Michael Building. The Michael Building, in downtown Spokane, will be renovated from the ground up with state of the art mechanical systems, electrical and plumbing while still maintaining its historical roots. Ground floor retail with 3 floors of office space will make this the next great mixed-use building in the downtown core.
Looking to attract businesses that want modern, creative workspaces, Bob had me design a building logo, a full-color gate-fold brochure, a website, and more to come.
Working on this project I learned a lot about the building (and Spokane’s) history. It was built after the Great Spokane Fire of 1889. The fire destroyed 32 square blocks, virtually the entire downtown. Residents and business owners rebuilt the downtown core quickly and many of the buildings built after the fire are still standing today.