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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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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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,    

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,

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,

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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Engaging Strategies for School Design

American School and University Magazine’s “Engaging Strategies for School Design” article is an excellent summary of what NMR likes to call client focused design. The article encourages districts and architects to evaluate past, current and future district trends in addition to district identity and culture to create tailored yet flexible learning environments. Read the full article here. To enjoy more articles from American School and University Magazine visit, 

Engineering in the Classroom

On Wednesday, October 4th Associate Principal Engineer John Corless visited Mrs. Salazar’s kindergarten classroom at Turtle Bay School to talk about engineering. Mrs. Salazar contacted NMR Architects + Engineers through Reach Higher Shasta. Reach Higher Shasta connects caring adults and generous business partners who serve as mentors, guides and coaches for elementary, middle, high school and college students. NMR is a proud business partner of Reach Higher Shasta. To become a business partner or learn more about Reach Higher Shasta…
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