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.

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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An NMR Christmas Carol

‘Twas twenty-one 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 yuletide merriment soon would be there. The architects were dressed in their threads, while visions of beef tenderloin, salmon and pasta danced in their heads. And engineers in their garb, and Principals in array, had just settled their brains for the NMR winter soiree. This year, NMR celebrated the…
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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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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, http://www.asumag.com.