Questa Elementary Project Adds Preschool

MOUNTAIN HOUSE — The next elementary school slated for construction in Mountain House is Altamont Elementary in the Altamont Village. The Lammersville Unified School District board approved construction of the school during its Dec. 3 meeting, and on Wednesday, Jan. 2, the board unanimously approved the addition of a preschool center to the campus. Slated to begin construction this summer, the $30 million elementary school project will consist of 34 classrooms with buildings for administrative offices and a library and…
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NMR to Design New School in Mountain House

MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Only a month away from breaking ground on a new elementary school in Altamont Village, Lammersville Unified School District officials have started planning another elementary school at the future site of Neighborhood C. Superintendent Dale Hansen said as Mountain House continues to grow, the need for additional schools grows with it. “This is exciting,” Hansen said. “There aren’t too many districts that have our situation where growth is happening so fast.” When completed, the kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school is…
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High School construction live on the web

MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Residents can watch as steel beams reach for the sky on the future site of Mountain House High School’s gymnasium via an onsite webcam. Located near Mascot Boulevard and Central Parkway, the webcam records the ongoing progress of the school’s construction every 15 minutes. Brought online Dec. 3, the camera has been taking still images to create a time-lapse video of the project, which is visible with the click of the time-lapse button on the website at…
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Putting a face on Mountain House High

MOUNTAIN HOUSE — As construction of Mountain House High School progresses, school officials are reaching out to the community for input about the school’s mascot and colors. Lammersville Unified School District Superintendent Dale Hansen plans to open the feedback process in February so officials can have the logo and colors accent the gymnasium and other buildings at the school, which is set to open in August 2014. “We need to guide the architect and contractor,” Hansen said. “With the gym…
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Mountain House High School brings community dream to reality

The community of Mountain House held the grand opening for their new high school on June 28, 2014. The grand Civic Italianate design of the high school is apparent throughout the campus consistent with the community’s intent to have the high school be the center of the community’s activities as was envisioned in the community’s master plan. The high school’s construction has been phased with the main academic buildings opening to students this August including the administration and classroom building,…
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Excitement abounds at Altamont Elementary Opening

The Altamont neighborhood in the community of Mountain House finally has its own elementary school. Students who will attend Altamont Elementary this August were treated to tours and sneak peeks of what is in store for them during the grand opening held July 9th. Hundreds of interested students, parents, community members, and state dignitaries attended the event. The craftsman style architecture of the campus left many smiles on the faces of those who attended. The school has been built to…
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Design of Monterey Bay Charter School Supports Waldorf Pedagogy

For Monterey Bay Charter School the 8 year dream to consolidate their two locations into one K-8 campus became a reality when they discovered the needs of CSU Monterey. For years the university has struggled to recruit staff  due to the lack of K-8 education in the area, so the decision to lease 18 acres of university land to the charter school was a welcome and mutually beneficial arrangement. With land in hand, Monterey Bay Charter School selected NMR +…
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NMR Among First to Complete Electronic Backchecks with DSA

DSA is now offering school construction plan electronic back checks to enhance efficiency, speed-up the review process and achieve sustainability goals. On Tuesday, May 10th NMR Chico Project Manager Cassandra Liebig sat with DSA Sacramento reviewers David Guerrero, Andreas Michael and Greg Cobabe to complete DSA Sacramento’s third or fourth electronic back check. The new system was the first electronic back check for reviewers Andreas and David. Learn more about NMR education projects here.

Peanuts, Popcorn and Candy Apples

                    In 1997, construction of NMR’s design of Chico State Nettleton Stadium was completed. This summer, calls for peanuts, popcorn and candy apples will return to the NMR designed stadium along with the professional, independent baseball team, Chico Heat. NMR Chico Office Manager Sheila Vargas and family will support the team this summer by hosting a Chico Heat baseball player in their home. Nettleton won’t be the only field to welcome…
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CASH Conference: “Building a Team for Success”

In February of 2016, NMR attended California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) conference in Sacramento.  As a CASH member, we thought we’d share some advice from a district COO, an architect and the founder of K-12 School Facilities in the panel presentation, “Building a Team for Success.” The panel shared about defining project scope, building the right contract and selecting a project team. To learn more about CASH conferences and membership visit,  www.cashnet.org.  

21st Century Learning: School Facilities and Technology

The California Department of Education has shared study research results in”School Facilities and Technology Integration” to assist districts in creating 21st century classrooms and schools. Read the full article below. For additional articles on best practices for creating 21st century schools visit, http://www.cde.ca.gov/.    

3D Carving Machines and K -12 STEM

We’ve all heard a lot about STEM in the classroom, but what does it look like? K-12 Tech Decisions article, “3D Carving Machines: What Are They? And How They’re Impacting Education” explains how 3D carving machines are impacting STEM classrooms in the U.S. See the article below. Learn more from K-12 Tech Decisions, http://www.k-12techdecisions.com/.

Making the Most of Unused Spaces

Looking for ways to maximize the available space in your school or classroom? In “Transforming Unused School Spaces Into Something Amazing” Edutopia showcases schools that have transformed their seemingly wasted space into useful and productive activity areas. See the article below. To read more from Edutopia visit, http://www.edutopia.org.

21st Century Classroom Design

So what exactly is a 21st century classroom? Edutopia’s “Visualizing 21st Century Classroom Design” explains five elements of 21st century classrooms. Read the article below. To see more articles by Edutopia visit, http://www.edutopia.org.

NMR Breaks Ground on Phase Four at Mt. House High School

On Friday, September 2nd, Lammersville Unified School District celebrated the ground breaking of phase four of construction at Mountain House High School. Phase four of the NMR designed campus will add a career technical education building, library, performing arts center, pool and tennis courts. The additions to the high school will provide enhance 21st century learning opportunities as well as new facilities for the entire community. To see the completed phases of the new Mountain House High School campus visit, http://nmrdesign.com/projects/lammersville-unified-school-district-mountain-house-high-school/.

NMR Attends CASBO Fall Conference

On Friday, October 7th NMR Associate Principal Wesley King and Project Technician Page Ledbetter met with CBO’s from school districts in the Shasta Cascade region at the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) Fall Conference at the Gaia Hotel in Anderson, CA. NMR appreciated the opportunity to meet CBO’s, facilities, accounting and other school district staff. CASBO is the premier resource for professional development and business best practices for California’s school business leaders, and is dedicated to promoting excellence…
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Pleasant Valley High School Yale Building CHPS Certification

On Wednesday, October 19th the Chico Unified School District Board (CUSD) witnessed the CUSD Facilities and Construction department  present the Pleasant Valley High School Yale Building project team with a plaque in honor of the completion of the Collaborative High Performance Schools (CHPS) certification for the building. NMR and 3QC are committed to designing outstanding, energy efficient learning environments. To learn more about CHPS visit, http://www.chps.net/dev/Drupal.

NMR Attends Ignite Opportunity STEM Career Fair 2016

  On Friday, October 28th North State S.T.E.M. hosted the 3rd annual S.T.E.M.(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Career Fair, Ignite Opportunity. Over 1,000 students from North State high schools  attended the fair to learn more about S.T.E.M. careers, and to meet over 60 business professionals working in S.T.E.M. fields. Principal Structural Engineer John Corless, Project Engineer Sean Ewing, Project Technician Page Ledbetter and Project Technician Marissa Olsen represented NMR Architects and Engineers at the career fair the Shasta County Fair…
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NMR Supports Shasta County Mini Maker Faire

On Saturday, November 12th NMR Architect Hayley Andersen and Project Representative Page Ledbetter joined forces with NMR Architect Tyler Hendrickson and his maker space ONESHOP to participate in Shasta County’s very first Mini Maker Faire. Nearly 3,000 entrepreneurs, makers, craftsman, students and families flocked to the Redding Civic Auditorium to celebrate invention, creativity, resourcefulness, technology and the maker movement. The Mini Maker Faire featured the innovative World Record Paper Airplane Designer, Rube Goldberg Challenge, Augmented Reality Sandbox, Tapigami Interactive Art…
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NMR Sponsors High School Robotics Team

On Saturday, December 10th four Shasta High School VEX Robotics teams competed against 38 other Bay Area teams at the VEX robotics competition at Vanden High School in Fairfield, CA. The Shasta High team took 2nd place out of forty-two teams! Three of the four Shasta High teams placed in the top eight, and one of the teams won the “Innovate Award” for the most innovative robot design. For years the Shasta High School VEX Robotics Club, under the leadership of…
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Mountain House Theater Design Becomes Reality

NMR’s design of the Mountain House High School theater, library, aquatic center, tennis courts and vocational education building is moving right along. On Wednesday, December 28th Tracy Press covered the construction progress. NMR is proud to partner again with Superintendent Nicholas, the school board, Turner Construction and our other consultants to make Lammersville Unified School District’s dreams a reality. Read the full article, here.    

Starstruck “Battle of the North” VEX Competition

Congratulations to the Shasta High School Robotics Club on a successful Battle of the North VEX competition this weekend! Robotics club coach and event organizer Brian Grigsby hosted 13 high schools at the competition on Saturday, January 21st at Shasta High School in Redding, CA. Two of Shasta High’s robotics  teams will advance to the State Championship in February. One of the Shasta High teams won three awards, Excellence Award, Design Award and the Robot Skills Champion Award. NMR is…
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Local News Features NMR’s Design of Proposed Riverfront Project

NMR has created a proposed design for a section of Redding riverfront property on Park Marina Drive. NMR Principal Les Melburg shared about the proposed project with KRCR and the Redding Record Searchlight. Read the full article KRCR here and the Record Searchlight piece here. See NMR’s animation of the proposed project below.

School Construction 101 and 201

The 38th annual Coalition for Adequate School Housing, C.A.S.H. Conference in Sacramento last month included some great school construction tips in School Construction 101 and School Construction 201. Here are some presentation highlights. Register to join C.A.S.H.’s upcoming webinar on State’s School Facility Program 101, here. To learn more about C.A.S.H. and their annual conference visit, https://www.cashnet.org.

NMR Presents at Analy STEM Career Day

If you’ve ever wondered if STEM Career Days really make a difference for students, the answer is YES! After career day presentations, NMR frequently will hear from students who weren’t previously interested in STEM fields who want to learn more about the industry or apply for an internship to see if architecture is a good fit for them. On Tuesday, March 7th NMR Project Representatives Todd Junker and Lauren Malbrough attended the STEM career day at Analy High School in…
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