NMR Ranked as a Top California Design Firm

Each year Engineering News Record ranks the top general contracting, specialty contracting, engineering, architecture, planning and studies industries within their market categories based on their annual revenue. The “California Top Design Firms” list ranks the largest United States-based, public and private companies based on design-specific revenue. Since 2007 ENR has released the “California Top Design Firm” list, and each year Nichols, Melburg and Rossetto has been listed among the top firms in the United States. This year NMR jumped ahead nine…
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NMR Attends Holy Family Catholic Church Groundbreaking

On Saturday, September 19th, NMR Principal, Dan Rossetto and Project Architect, Jennifer Lees attended a Holy Mass and groundbreaking to celebrate the reconstruction of the parish’s new church home. Hundreds gathered in the parking lot of the building site in Weed, CA for the ceremony officiated by Bishop Jaime Soto of the Diocese of Sacramento. A native of Weed, NMR Principal Dan Rossetto feels privileged to support his childhood parish by designing a gathering place for worship that inspires reverence…
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NMR and Black Bear Diner

For NMR client, Black Bear Diner comfort and food come in equally generous portions. Nearly twenty years ago, co-founders Bruce Dean and Bob Manley opened their first diner in Mt. Shasta. Back then, they were a couple of hungry guys with a big dream. Today, their California-grown business serves home-cooked meals with a smile at 77 locations in 8 states. Whether you’re hungry for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, Black Bear Diner’s friendly staff and soul-satisfying food are sure to…
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Yueltide Cheer

‘Twas twenty days before Christmas, when all through the firm not a professional was stirring, not even a squirm. The computers were closed on the desks with care, in hopes that yueltide merriment soon would be there. The architects were dressed in their threads, while visions of prime rib danced in their heads. And engineers in their garb, and partners in array, had just settled their brains for the NMR winter soiree.  NMR’s annual holiday party at View 202 was…
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Shasta County Probation Department Ribbon Cutting

On December 15th, NMR Principal Kyle Matti and Project Representative Kip Hall attended the Shasta County Probation Office ribbon cutting in celebration of the County’s relocation of the Probation Department offices. Shasta County recently purchased two buildings on the block immediately south of the existing courthouse to accommodate the probation department and the public defender’s office. These departments work closely with the court system, and the new location allows their clients easy access to services. The probation department previously operated…
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NMR Attends North State Cancer League 2016 Gala

For over 30 years the North State Cancer League (NSCL) has provided funding for cancer cure research and offered assistance to cancer patients and their families. As an organization their mission is to sponsor one special fundraising event each year to raise money for cancer related causes and services with emphasis on services in the local community. In 2015, North State Cancer League awarded over $100,000 to the following organizations: Wings of Angels, NSCL Cancer Patient Services Fund through Mercy Foundation North,…
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NMR Attends Hospice of Humboldt Grand Opening

On Saturday, April 30th Redding Principal Architect Michael O’Connor and Architect Quinn Lowry attended the grand opening celebration of the North Coast’s first, heartfelt end of life care and grief support campus, Hospice of Humboldt. Completed in October 2015, the new, three- building Hospice of Humboldt campus is a peaceful, comforting, nurturing and private environment where patients receive outstanding care and family members receive support. The Ida Emmerson House of the Hospice campus bears the name of former patient, Ida…
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NMR Congratulates Four New Architects

NMR extends our congratulations to four of the firm’s employees who have successfully completed their California Architect Licensure within the last year. Congratulations Quinn Lowry, Melissa Freilich, Hayley Andersen and Sean Shearer! NMR encourages all eligible staff to work toward becoming licensed architects.  Currently, there are approximately 21,000 licensed architects in California. Licensed architects are required to meet the following qualifications: Provide verification of five years of education equivalents and three years of architectural practice experience for a total of eight years…
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North Valley Housing Trust Masquerade

On Friday May 6th, NMR Marketing Coordinator Krista Buckel attended the North Valley Housing Trust’s  (NVHT) inaugural Spring Masquerade, Unmasking  Solutions to Homelessness. Fundraiser attendees heard formerly homeless residents of Chico share about NVHT’s involvement in their transformation from jobless, homeless addicts to business owners with homes. While the first event of  it’s kind for NVHT, the non-profit plans to host the  event annually to raise funds for building homes and  supportive networks to end homelessness in the Chico community….
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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.

NMR & Girls Inc.

On May 15th, NMR Administrative Analyst Anya Polen and Architect Jennifer Lees celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Northern Sacramento Valley chapter of Girls Inc. Nationally, the organization has been inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold for 100 years. Girls Inc. provides free programs in Shasta and Tehama Counties that focus on encouraging girls  to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges. The programs also address math and science education, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention, media…
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NMR, Non-profits and Nickelodeon

Since February, Chico Architectural Intern Hannah Brownell has been volunteering with Purses for Primates. The locally-grown, Chico non-profit  was  featured in the April 22nd episode of Nickelodeon’s Halo Effect. To learn more about Purses for Primates visit their website.

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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Northern C’s Dinner

On Friday, May 13th NMR Founding Principal Gene Nichols and Architect Jennifer Lees attended Cal Alumni Association chapter “Northern C’s” dinner at the McConnell Foundation. Attendees enjoyed a dinner, raffle and heard from UC Berkley staff. Henry Tsai and Quincy Jones of the UC Berkeley Admissions office spoke about past and present admissions and scholarship trends. Learn more about northern California Cal Alumni chapters, http://alumni.berkeley.edu/community/alumni-chapters/northern-california .  

NMR Speaks at Career Connections

Each year North State STEM hosts “Career Connections” to bring together North State teachers and business professionals working in STEM related fields. In January of 2016, NMR Engineer John Corless and Architect Wesley King spoke to local educators about earthquake engineering. The powerful collaboration at the January 2016 Career Connections armed educators with engineering and architectural principles, and equipped them with necessary concepts to create classroom activities that illustrate engineering and architectural principles for all grade levels. NMR is proud to…
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NMR Helps Chico Air Museum Take Flight

NMR is proud to support local non-profit, Chico Air Museum through the pro bono design of a stunning, new museum entrance and the Walk of Honor Park. Chico Air Museum educates and inspires people of all ages about aviation and the history of flight. Located at the Chico Municipal Airport, the free admission museum includes an outdoor exhibit with jet and propeller driven aircraft, an indoor exhibit with flight artifacts, pictures and historic displays, a research library and gift shop….
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NMR Received “Best Firms To Work For” Award from Zweig

NMR is pleased to announce that the firm has received a 2016 “Best Firms to Work For” award! Nationally recognized, Business Management Consultant, Zweig Group annually presents Best Firms To Work For awards to Architectural, Engineering and Environmental Consulting firms. Zweig Group’s “Best Firms to Work For” recognizes top firms in the U.S. and Canada who are leading the way in creating a workplace that inspires, motivates, and rewards employees. To view a complete list of 2016 recipients of the…
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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/.

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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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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2016 California Building Code Changes For Healthcare Facilities

Every 18 months, the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) receives code change proposals from multiple state agencies responsible for recommending changes to the International Building Code (IBC) model code. The amendments to the 2015 IBC model code made by the CBSC are adopted as the 2016 California Building Code (CBC), and take effect January 1st, 2017. The 2016 CBC contains significant healthcare facility code changes that correct previous code issues. Some code changes also further restrict and/or define design standards…
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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 Partners with Chico State to Unveil Terminal Design

On Friday, October 28th NMR Principal Architects David Rogers and Les Melburg unveiled the proposed redesign for the Chico Municipal Airport terminal at the airport. The event attracted almost 200 people, and truly is an excellent example of a public-private partnership. While the project was originally developed by NMR as a pro-bono design for local non-profit JetChico, NMR has also partnered with Chico State Construction Management students to provide a hands on opportunity for students to develop a project budget…
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NMR’s Preliminary Design of Vina Helitack

NMR was honored to be selected by the Department of General Services (DGS) and CalFire  to design the Vina Helitack Base Replacement Facility. The project is currently under review by the state. See the preliminary design of the Vina Helitack in the video below.

Virtual Reality: Visualizing Architectural Design

NMR is pleased to introduce our new visualization studio! Led by Principal David Rogers the new studio will focus on procuring and utilizing cutting edge software and technology to aid the firm in continuing to create an outstanding design experience for our clients.  According to Principal, David Rogers architecture firms have always used some form of renderings to illustrate their designs, but not all firms have the in-house capability to produce the renderings themselves. Rogers states, “Lots of firms have…
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NMR Supports North State Giving Tuesday

Each year the Shasta Regional Community Foundation (SRCF) brings a local presence to the nationally known “Giving Tuesday” by inviting Shasta and Siskiyou County residents and businesses to “give where you live” by expressing their thankfulness for local non-profits through donations that are multiplied by an endowment fund and hourly business sponsorships. This year, from 6 am – 6 pm on Tuesday, November 29th  California North State residents and businesses will have the opportunity to give back to the community….
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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.    

Happy 50th Birthday from Record Searchlight

On Friday, January 27th the Redding Record Searchlight highlighted locally headquartered Nichols, Melburg and Rossetto Architect’s 50th anniversary. “Nichols Melburg & Rossetto Architects Engineers is celebrating 50 years in business this year. The Redding-based company has grown from a two-person staff to one of the region’s leading design firms with offices in Redding, Chico and Santa Rosa and more than 70 employees who design buildings for both the private and public sectors.” Read the full article here.  

1967 Costume Contest

On Friday, January 27th NMR celebrated the firm’s 50th anniversary by holding a 1967 costume contest. Staff dressed in their most authentic and creative 1967 costumes in celebration of the year NMR was founded. As part of the firm’s year-long celebration, “anniversary points” were awarded to 1st – 4th place costume winners as well as costume participants. Congratulations to NMR costume winners (from left to right): Marissa Olsen in first place, Lauren Malbrough in second, Deven Carter in third and…
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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.

Chico ER Features NMR’s Anniversary

On Saturday, January 28th Chico ER featured NMR’s 50th anniversary and the Chico office’s 30th anniversary. “Longtime Chico firm Nichols Melburg and Rosetto is proving its longevity. That “long time” covers 30 years, and the main office is celebrating 50 years this year. Based in Redding, the company grew from a two-person office to one of the largest firms ranked in Engineering New Record magazine, the company told me. It also has an office in Santa Rosa.” Read the full…
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NMR Principal Receives Businessperson of the Year Award

Join NMR in congratulating Principal Architect Les Melburg on receiving Redding Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Businessperson of the Year award. Congratulations Les! Read more about the Businessperson of the Year Award and other Chamber awards in the Record Searchlight’s article. See the Businessperson of the Year award presentation below.  

Redding Rancheria Tribal Health Ribbon Cutting

On Tuesday, February 28th NMR Principals Les Melburg, Michael O’Connor and Kyle Matti and Project Representative Kip Hall attended a ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the completed remodel of Redding Rancheria Tribal Health Center’s Dental Department.  Congratulations Redding Rancheria!            

NMR’s 50th Featured in Upgraded Living Magazine

Upgraded Living of Chico, CA featured NMR’s Chico office and the company’s 50th anniversary in their March edition. “The habitat of humans, unlike that of deer, quail, or any other animal, is man-made. It exists because someone designed and built it, though few of us pay much attention to that fact. We prefer driving on streets free of potholes, having windows in our offices, and going to work or school in structures that we can count on to stay standing and…
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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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2017 North State Cancer League Gala

On Saturday, February 4th NMR Principals Kyle Matti and Joe Warner (pictured with wife Julie Warner) attended the North State Cancer League Gala (NSCL.) The 31 year old organization is dedicated to helping children, adults and families who have cancer. In 2016, NSCL awarded $92,000 in grants to six local organizations and projects including Wings of Angels, Mercy Foundation North, Camp Okizu, Dignity Health Outpatient Chemotherapy Clinic and Think Pink. Within the last three years, NSCL has distributed $297,000 to…
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NMR Architects Selected to Design VA Chico Outpatient Clinic

In early 2017, NMR Architects was selected to design a 53,000 square foot Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Outpatient Clinic in Chico, CA. The new clinic will double the size of the existing clinic on Cohasset Road which it will replace. The Chico VA Clinic project was awarded to a development team consisting of NMR and the Hamstra Group of Wheatfield Indiana after a national design competition. This project is NMR’s third commission for the Department of Veterans Affairs, bringing…
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