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Veteran Artists Featured at The Lohse

The Lohse Apartment Building in Roseville features a large abstract ceramic mural created by local female veterans through Blue Line Arts and the Roseville Mural Project. The mural was installed just prior to the Grand Opening last week of the new Mercy Housing California affordable project in Downtown Roseville. Ceramic Mural created by local Women Veterans, The Lohse Apartments, Roseville, CA Blue Line Arts, with support from the California Arts Council, partnered with the Women’s Veterans Alliance to host free art workshops for veterans. A portion of the program gave female veteran artists the opportunity to collaboratively construct the mosaic to be installed in the new housing community. Artwork provided by Blue Line Arts, The Lohse Apartments, Roseville, CA The program is just one of many through the Roseville Mural Project aiming to trigger imagination and create a deep sense of community in the City of Roseville. https://www.rosevilletoday.com/news/roseville/free-art-programs-in-roseville-for-female-veterans/

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Veterans Resource Center at Mather Veterans Village

Mather Veterans Village Phase Two is underway. The renovation of an old Mather Air Force Base building called Bachelor Officers Quarters (BOQ) will be the future dining space and transitional housing portion for the Veterans Village. The BOQ buildings housed Air Force Navigator students attending training at the Base in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. Phase two, developed by the Veterans Resource Centers of America (VRC) and the City of Rancho Cordova, will provide temporary housing for 46 homeless vets. The project includes a large dining area, lounges, an exercise room, outdoor green space, and staff offices.  The project will offer veterans in need a safe place, 3 meals a day, counseling services and vocational training. Mather Veterans Village is being constructed over the course of three phases. Phase one, a Mercy Housing California project completed in 2016, provides 50 permanent supportive housing residences to previously homeless veterans. Phase three, also through Mercy Housing, is under construction and will expand this permanent housing by another 50 residences. Rendering of Mather Veterans Village Phase 1 – 3

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Main Street Plaza in Roseville – Coming Soon!

Mogavero Architects’ latest project in the City of Roseville will begin construction soon. Main Street Plaza, Roseville CA Main Street Plaza is a mixed use, multifamily project with 65 apartments. Two 4-story buildings, consisting of one, two, and three- bedroom units will include nearly 3,000 square feet of retail space. The project at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Main Street in Roseville aims to continue revitalizing the downtown and old town areas of Roseville. The City of Roseville created a video highlighting the Grand Opening of The Lohse, including mention of Main Street Plaza also designed by Mogavero Architects. Check it out here: City of Roseville Video

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ARCHICAD User Group – Wednesday, January 16th

Join us to explore ARCHICAD’s powerful Stair Tool. You’ll discover the latest features, including 2D and 3D model view options, rules and settings, and how to use favorites. We’ll also share best practices for utilizing this platform to create and manage building projects of all types. You’ll discover technical tips and tricks as well as ideas for how to us ARCHICAD to provide new service offerings. TOPIC: ARCHICAD Stair Tool WHEN:Wednesday, January 16, 20196:00 – 8:00 – Wine & cheese followed by presentation and group discussion WHERE:Mogavero Architects2012 K StreetSacramento, CA 95811 The cost is free and the group meets quarterly at our offices in Sacramento. REGISTER HERE Mogavero Architects has been using ARCHICAD to support a sustainable approach to designing and building for over a decade. Our firm specializes in urban infill development and through management of BIM in ARCHICAD, has the capacity to win and take the lead on large scale projects – whether they be new construction or renovation.

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Mercy Housing Affordable Project Grand Opening in Woodland

West Beamer Place in Woodland celebrated its grand opening earlier this week. The affordable permanent supportive housing project developed in partnership with Mercy Housing California and the Yolo County Housing Authority features 80 residences designed by Mogavero Architects. This family housing project is a unique mixture of garden-style apartments, townhouses, family and special needs units. Centered around a large green space with a shared garden and children’s play area, the community also features a 4,000 square foot community building with a computer area and teaching kitchen. Residents may also access social services on-site. For more information about West Beamer Place, visit Mercy Housing California. https://www.dailydemocrat.com/2018/12/11/affordable-housing-complex-officially-opens-tuesday/

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R Street Corridor History

Recently, a friend of our Senior Principal David Mogavero’s revived this 1990 Sacramento Business Journal article that speaks to David’s role ensuring the R Street Corridor develops as a community asset. Never one to back down from a fight, David and his partners at the Old City Association (later became Preservation Sacramento) took on large scale office developers and projects that would have transformed the Corridor to an office ghetto for decades, eliminating any opportunity for residential or community servicing uses. Things came full circle when the City hired Mogavero Architects years later to prepare a Master Plan for the Corridor. The firm’s vision was a vibrant, hip mixed-use district delivering not just office space, but residential uses, retailers, dining and entertainment. The concept was to transform R Street from a corridor that was a functional barrier between neighborhoods to one that brought residents from the neighborhoods and the region together. Today, that is exactly what the Corridor is – home to some of the best eateries, nightlife options, creative users, and a few of the most desirable residential addresses in the City of Sacramento. A reminder of the tireless dedication by so many to help create the city we want to live in. This work is never finished. Read the full 1990 Sacramento Business Journal Article here: SBJ 1990 Article See the R Street Corridor as it is now.

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SBJ Honors UC Davis Tercero Student Housing Phase 4

UC Davis Tercero Student Housing Phase 4 will be honored by the Sacramento Business Journal, receiving a Best Real Estate Projects Award on September 28, 2018. Mogavero Architects and Brown Construction collaborated as a design-build team for the fourth student housing project in the Tercero District on the UC Davis Campus. The 506-bed project is Mogavero Architect’s third student housing project on the campus, and one of numerous projects with Brown Construction. The Sacramento Business Journal will honor the highest impact real estate projects, along with the key players involved; the developer, general contractor and architect, at a special breakfast on September 28, 2018. This is the ninth award Mogavero Architects has received by the Sacramento Business Journal over the past ten years for projects in the Sacramento Area. Also recognized this year will be our project Bartlett Commons, within The Cannery, Davis’ first farm-to-table community. For more details about the award ceremony, visit the Sacramento Business Journal. Our congratulations to Brown Construction on another great joint venture!

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Sacramento Business Journal Honors Bartlett Commons

Bartlett Commons, our affordable housing project with CFY Development, Inc. within The Cannery, Davis’ new farm-to-table community, will receive a 2018 Best Real Estate Project Award by the Sacramento Business Journal. Bartlett Commons, completed in January of this year, features 62 rental units made up of one, two and three bedroom apartments. Residents benefit from the amenities in the immediate area; public parks, bike and walking pathways, a working 7-acre farm and a 2,000 square foot community building with fitness room, classroom and laundry facilities. An adjacent market and Town Center within the community are easily accessible for restaurants and shopping. The Sacramento Business Journal will honor the highest impact real estate projects, along with the key players involved; the developer, general contractor and architect, at a special breakfast on September 28, 2018. This is the ninth award Mogavero Architects has received by the Sacramento Business Journal over the past ten years for projects in the Sacramento Region. Also recognized this year is our third student housing project on the UC Davis Campus, Tercero Student Housing Phase 4. For more details on the awards event, visit Sacramento Business Journal.

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Sacramento ARCHICAD User Group – Sept 19, 2018

With the addition of Expressions in ARCHICAD 22, users can now create schedules with formulas similar to Excel spreadsheets. In this User group we will review how to use Expressions to create custom schedules such as Material Takeoffs, Cabinet Unit & Labor Pricing, LEED calculations and more. Join other ARCHICAD users as we share best practices for utilizing this platform to create and manage building projects of all types. You’ll discover technical tips and tricks as well as ideas for how to use ARCHICAD to provide new service offerings. TOPIC: Adding Formulas to ARCHICAD Schedules WHEN: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 – Wine & cheese followed by presentation and group discussion WHERE: Mogavero Architects 2012 K Street Sacramento, CA 95811 The cost is free and the group meets quarterly at our offices in Sacramento. REGISTER HERE Mogavero Architects has been using ARCHICAD to support a sustainable approach to designing and building for over a decade. Our firm specializes in urban infill development and through management of BIM in ARCHICAD, has the capacity to win and take the lead on large scale projects – whether they be new construction or renovation.

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BIMx VR Experience

BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM) For more than a decade Mogavero Architects has used BIM technology to achieve a fully integrated design from all participants.  BIM technology facilitates teamwork in developing mock-ups of systems to test designs, identify synergistic opportunities and resolve potential conflicts. BIM benefits are: Three dimensional models provide clear visualizations of the design as it is being developed to fully communicate issues that are otherwise difficult to envision. The 3D BIM model has the ability to resolve space related conflicts between the architectural, structural, mechanical and plumbing systems prior to starting construction. BIM provides an integrated utility design that will substantially reduce the coordination time in the field and allow for more pre-fabrication opportunities. Our BIM model can be used by the subcontractors to produce shop drawings quickly and efficiently. The BIM model can be viewed and used at the job site trailer to quickly communicate complicated coordination discussions. The BIM model can be viewed in VR using the BIMx app and Google Cardboard allowing a rich, immersive experience of building design on iOS and Android smart phones. Get the app, download a model, and put your phone into our custom designed Cardboard and start the VR experience. Instructions below. You can navigate in the 3D space simply by turning your head in the desired direction. You will begin to walk if you tap the “walking person” icon in the top left corner. If you get lost, click the house icon in the top left corner. Sample Projects UC Davis Tercero Student Housing 4Download the BIMx model hereAlternate download link Our firm’s third student housing project on the UC Davis Campus is comprised of 506 beds in three four-story buildings. The community room is treated as a pavilion structure, while the plaza and park areas provide spaces to meet, gather and socialize. UC Davis Tercero Dining Commons 2Alternate download link At the edge of the Tercero neighborhood, the building’s dynamic form reaches out to gather people together. The two-story dining space provides a wide variety of dining options and views. Natural circulation provides a view of seating options and the highly transparent facade and second floor dining terrace offers a connection to the outdoors. UC Davis Emerson Student HousingDownload the BIMx model hereAlternate download link Mogavero Architects’ fourth housing project on the UC Davis Campus, involves the design of a replacement residence hall. After a programming exercise to develop a new housing prototype, the student residences are mid spectrum between suites and traditional dorms, providing more privacy while emphasizing social interaction. West Gateway PlaceDownload the BIMx model hereAlternate download link Comprised of studios, one and two bedroom residences, this 77 unit, family affordable, mixed use community offers an entryway to West Sacramento, the Tower Bridge District and Downtown Sacramento. West Gateway Place was the first affordable housing development to finish construction that was funded by “Cap & Trade” funding (California’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund) through the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program. McKinley Village ClubhouseDownload the BIMx model hereAlternate download link Serving a community of 328 homes in East Sacramento, the 4,200 square foot recreation center offers a pool, gathering space, billiards area and exercise room. Bikeways and walkways stitch this successful neighborhood together, connecting the community with parks, Midtown Sacramento and the American River Parkway. Lohse ApartmentsDownload the BIMx model hereAlternate download link The Mercy Housing development is located on one of the catalyst sites identified by the City of Roseville as a priority for the implementation of their Downtown Specific Plan. This high density mixed use project includes 58 affordable residences and 2,500 square feet of commercial space.   Coldstream Affordable Alternate download link Part of a master planned community near Lake Tahoe, 48 affordable residences and a clubhouse with common areas will provide much needed workforce housing. This high-density project blends into a mountainside setting.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95k-yNcbHLg#action=share classic   Instructions for using Google Cardboard VR in BIMx mobile The newly downloaded models will appear at the top of the list. Tap the icon below “BIMX FILES (TAP TO IMPORT).” The newly downloaded model will now appear in the list. Tap the icon of the model you wish to view. You will see something similar to the image on the left. Tap the image where it says “Tap to view 3D” You will see a brief loading screen, then you will be in the model. Once you see the model, tap the three dots in the upper right corner to bring up the options. Tap “Cardboard VR”… You will be prompted to place your phone into the cardboard viewer. Follow the instructions on the cardboard viewer to insert your phone and look through the googles. Now you will be experiencing the VR model. You may need to physically turn your head to move the building into your view. Tap the button on the top of your cardboard viewer to bring up the walking person, and bookmarks. Move your head to move the blue circle to where it is hovering over the person. Tap to begin walking through the model. It will walk by itself as you look around to turn. To stop, tap the button again. Tip: If you get lost in the virtual model, tap the bookmark icon to reset the view to defaults. If you tap the button again, it brings up more options. Move your head to move the blue circle over the option you’d like to change, and tap the button. The first option on the left (2x) is the speed that you’re walking. You can choose 1x, 2x, or 3x speed. The second option in the middle (the two downward arcs) will back you up a bit.The third option (x) will exit the dialog. We hope you enjoy navigating our projects as much as we enjoyed designing them!   If you get lost in the virtual model, tap the book icon in the upper right hand corner and tap the “house” icon. Thank-you and we hope you enjoy navigating through our projects!