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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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/.    

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, https://nmrdesign.com/projects/lammersville-unified-school-district-mountain-house-high-school/.

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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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. 

Dream It, Design It, Build It

Cloverdale Unified School District’s students will soon be able to dream, design and build models of wood, metal and plastic in their brand new makerspace. The 21st century learning addition to Cloverdale High School is currently under construction. Once complete, students will have access to a design room, a build room and classrooms. The design room will be stocked with state of the art technology like 3-D printers, a green screen for filming, a sound room for voice overs and computer…
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NMR at Ignite Career Fair

On Friday, October 20th NMR Redding engineering and architectural staff participated in Shasta County Office of Education’s annual Ignite STEM Career Fair. 1,000 freshman high school students from various North State counties gathered at Shasta County Fair Grounds to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) fields. NMR Redding Associate Principal Engineer John Corless, Engineer Sean Ewing, Engineer Lorena Gills and Architectural Graduate Intern Marissa Olsen shared about architectural and engineering careers. Many thanks to the Shasta County…
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Shasta Union High School District Spotlight

Located in Shasta County’s Redding, California the Shasta Union High School District (SUHSD) educates 4,200 students at 9 school sites, and is dedicated to inspiring and equipping each student to be successful in a continually developing world. The District’s dedication to providing quality education is clearly demonstrated through their Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, dual enrollment and STEM clubs. With only 27% of college grads entering a job related to their degree, according to a study conducted by the Federal…
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“Battle of the North” VEX Robotics Competition 2017

On Saturday, November 11th, NMR Associate Principal Architect Wesley King and Project Architect Mel Freilich volunteered as judges for Shasta High School  and Shasta College sponsored 2nd annual “Battle of the North” VEX Robotics Competition. The competition drew was  teams as far south as the Bay Area, west to Ukiah and as far north as Fall River Mills. The tournament is the only California VEX Robotics competition north of San Francisco. Congratulations to Tournament Champions, Shasta High School team 9328z….
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NMR Introduces Local High School Students to Architecture

If you’ve ever wondered if career days really make a difference for students, the answer is YES! After career day presentations, NMR often will hear from students who weren’t previously interested in STEM fields who want to learn more about the industry, apply for an internship or have decided that they would like to become an architect or structural engineer. The U-Prep High School Career Day is no exception. On Monday, February 26th NMR Architect Melissa Freilich attended a Career…
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Lammersville Unified High School District Spotlight

Located in San Joaquin County’s master planned community of Mountain House, CA the Lammersville Unified School District (LUSD) educates nearly 5,000 pre-kindergarten through high school students at 1 high school, 1 pre-school and 4 elementary school campuses. LUSD is dedicated to graduating all students with the knowledge and ability to make good choices, act responsibly, and enter the workforce in a profession of their choice while continuing to be lifelong learners. The District’s passion for education and willingness to innovate has…
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Wheatland Snack Bar Grand Opening

On Friday, October 20th Wheatland Union High School District kicked off their football game with the grand opening of Wheatland High School stadium’s brand new concessions/snack bar and restroom building. In addition to the concession stand and restrooms the project also included a new scoreboard. NMR Architects + Engineers is happy to serve our clients on projects large and small.

NMR Presents at Upward Bound

On Wednesday, June 13th NMR Architect Mel Freilich and Project Technician Marissa Olsen spoke to Upward Bound Summer Program high school students about how their college education prepared them for a career in the field of architecture. This summer Simpson University oversaw teams that help high school students prepare for post-secondary education and their potential career. Upward Bound teams from Siskiyou and Shasta County partnered with a team from U.C. Davis to create a one week college experience boot camp experience to…
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NMR Sponsors Battle of the North 3.0

Now in it’s third year, the Battle of the North vex robotics competition is the only California, vex robotics competition north of Sacramento. The “Battle” offers northern California high school students an competitive, fun and educational opportunity to test and sharpen their robotics skills. NMR is a proud sponsor of the Shasta High School’s Vex Robotics Club and the Battle of the North competition. See Battle of the North 3.0 competitors in action  here. 

NMR Sponsors Madrigal Dinner

For more than 35 years, Shasta High School Choir has delighted the Redding community with ethereal sounds and a marvelously authentic Renaissance feast at Shasta High School’s Madrigal Dinner. The annual event will be held again this December at the architecturally historic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Pilgrim Congregational Church, and features vocal, drama and instrumental entertainment. This year, NMR Architects + Engineers is proud to sponsor the seasonal magic of Shasta High’s Madrigal Dinner. A few tickets are still available for purchase here.