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Happy Holidays from Mogavero Architects!

Though we cannot be “together” at this time, we made the best of this holiday season by decorating the office and hosting our annual holiday party virtually!   As this year winds down and comes to a close, we would like to thank everyone who made the last several months memorable. Our clients, consultants, and coworkers have applied themselves diligently and creatively to make this year work, despite COVID19 turning the world upside down. We are grateful to you all.   Here’s to the new year!


1212 Village Coming to Del Paso Boulevard

A new mixed-use affordable housing project is on the horizon for Del Paso Boulevard, the early twentieth-century historic main street in the North Sacramento neighborhood. In partnership with Volunteers of America, Mogavero Architects has designed a four-story, 75-unit development at 1212 Del Paso Blvd to be named 1212 Village. It will be the first major new construction investment on the Boulevard in several decades and thus will be transformative socially and economically. The project will provide a new housing opportunity for 75 families that have incomes of less than 80% of the area median income. Future residents will enjoy amenities such as a community space, computer lab, and an outdoor courtyard with a playground. Additionally, the project will be integrated into the existing neighborhood by featuring ground-floor retail space. The project has been designed with one eye on the historic context of the neighborhood and the other on the community objective of establishing a precedent for scale and character of future development on the Boulevard. After completion, 1212 Village will continue to be managed by Volunteers of America’s Northern California/Northern Nevada branch who will offer community resources such as financial literacy classes and other services.


Cecilia Chouhy Promoted to Associate at Mogavero Architects

Mogavero Architects is pleased to announce that Cecilia Chouhy has been promoted to Associate at our Sacramento offices. Cecilia has been an integral member of the Mogavero Architects staff for over fifteen years, and her strong creativity and understanding of construction and building systems brings a high level of quality during all phases of design. We recognize her commitment to design excellence, dedication to client service, and mentorship. Cecilia was chosen for this promotion because she exemplifies professionalism, displays technical and design expertise, and constantly distinguishes herself as a key contributor to many of our projects. Each project that she has touched has been elevated substantially as a result of her unique contributions. During her tenure, she has contributed to many of the firm’s most heralded projects including Maple Park in Live Oak, UC Davis Tercero Student Housing, the Lohse Apartments on Vernon Street in Roseville, and (of course) the Mogavero Architects offices at 1331 T Street in Sacramento. Cecilia attended the School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of the Republic, Uruguay where she attained her Bachelor in Architecture degree. As a student, she earned an international architectural masterworks tour where she visited 27 countries on four continents within a 9-month period. After working for several years in Uruguay, she began her career at Mogavero Architects in 2004 as a designer. She has worked diligently and became a Project Manager and, now, an Associate. Over the years she has earned the respect and trust of our clients and her colleagues. Please join us in congratulating Cecilia on her promotion!


Jay Hyde Earns CCCA Certification

Mogavero Architects’ very own Jay Hyde has earned the Construction Specification Institute’s Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) credential. The CCCA certification is awarded to construction professionals demonstrating expertise in the field of Construction Administration. By passing with flying colors, Mr. Hyde has displayed a high level of knowledge in quality assurance, bidding & negotiating procedures, as well as all documentation relating to the construction process. As a Certified Construction Contract Administrator, Jay Hyde will continue to offer valuable Construction Documentation and Construction Administration knowledge to the firm. Congratulations Jay!


Main Street Plaza Progress

Our latest project in Roseville with Meta Housing – Main Street Plaza will enhance the downtown area. So cool! We look forward to seeing the progress and we’ll keep you posted.


Mogavero Works From Home

Mogavero Architects has successfully transitioned to remote work for the time being during California’s Shelter-in-Place orders. For our staff, this means that our workspaces look a little different lately compared to the ones we are used to at our 1331 T Street office in Downtown Sacramento. Working remotely from our home offices has taken some getting used to, but the temporary change in scenery hasn’t stopped our creative team! Take a look at some of the many new views from Mogavero Architects’ home workspaces.


Bell Creek Apartments


Main Street Plaza Construction Update

A collaboration with Meta Housing Corporation, Main Street Plaza is a mixed use, affordable multifamily project located on an active corner in Roseville’s Old Town neighborhood. Aimed at revitalizing the Old Town and downtown areas of Roseville, the community fills a vacant lot formerly occupied by the Roseville Hotel, and will provide much needed housing and new retail opportunities to the area. Two 4-story buildings include 65 residences, offices and 3,000 square feet of retail space. The one, two and three bedroom apartments continue to address the City of Roseville’s plan to increase affordable housing for the local workforce, and also includes units for veterans and special needs populations. Construction is expected to complete in the fall of 2020.


UC Davis Tercero Student Housing 4 Nationally Recognized

Mogavero Architects’ UC Davis Tercero Student Housing Phase 4 has received a 2019 Silver Best in American Living Award (BALA) in the Multifamily Student Housing category by The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Award levels were announced at the International Builders’ Show last week. A partnership with Brown Construction, the 506-bed student housing development on the University of California, Davis campus features three four-story buildings on a 3.6 acre site formerly occupied by the campus’ Leach Hall. Tercero 4 features 10 floor communities of first-time Freshman student residences, verdant outdoor common spaces, a large conference center, and a recreation room. View more on the Tercero Student Housing 4 project information page.


Mercy Pedalers Collects Donations

Over the last couple of weeks Mogavero Architects’ staff has been collecting socks, toiletry products, scarfs, blankets, sleeping bags, tents, cash and homemade baked goods. We delivered our collection of items to Mercy Pedalers at an event held this morning in Cesar Chavez Park to donate to the homeless community in Sacramento. The event was well attended and the Mercy Pedalers staff was dressed in festive attire and led a parade of kazoo-ers around the park. Sister Libby Fernandez and the Mercy Pedalers staff and volunteers, with the help of KCRA’s Financial Expert Kelly Brothers, passed out donated items to homeless as they filled up donated backpacks and bags with much needed items. Mogavero Architects was happy to help collect items for the homeless community. Thank you to Mercy Pedalers for the work they do in our community and organizing such a worthy event.