During 2017 the Nishkian Chamberlain team in Los Angeles planned various out-of-the-office opportunities for our hard-working team of Engineers, Draftspersons and Administrative staff to enjoy time together beyond just sitting behind a computer screen and crunching numbers. Encouraging departmental integration is essential in today’s business world and out-of-the-office events help integrate our team. Simple conversations help build new professional relationships and understanding of one another’s responsibilities within our organization. And ultimately this improves what we do for you, our Clients!
The Nishkian Chamberlain group attended an LA Kings game earlier this year. Our own Rachel Wong, Kings fan extraordinaire, donned her Official Kopitar Jersey and Bailey hat.
In July we held our annual company picnic at a local park in Culver City and savored delicious food from Santa Maria BBQ. We also played games that included a water balloon toss, corn-hole and human scavenger hunt. It was a fun and relaxing time for all that attended.
We went to a local Dodgers baseball game at the beginning of September. Even non-Dodger fans enjoyed the evening with a Dodger Dog in hand. We’re hoping they go all the way and win the World-Series… GOOOO DODGERS!
Last month we had an opportunity as a team to walk over to the West End Hotel. This historic renovation project in the heart of downtown Culver City will revitalize a local cultural landmark. With interior demolition of wall coverings complete, we were able to observe the complete wood structure as it was originally built from the 1920’s and discuss the changes coming during construction. It was a great team building and learning opportunity for our group.
In December we will hold our annual Nishkian Chamberlain Luncheon. This is one final time for our team to get together outside the office environment and enjoy good food and have a good time all around as we close off another year.
Nishkian Chamberlain is continuously looking for new ways to strengthen teamwork and to improve processes. We feel that the better our team members know each other and engage in conversations they will be empowered to help one another, provide feedback and ultimately provide creative, cost saving solutions for our clients.
The 2015 economy and projected construction projects has resulted in an incredibly strong start in 2016 for Nishkian Chamberlain! As our company portfolio grows so does our need to find good quality talented team members.
Nishkian Chamberlain has been an active participant in the SEAOSC job fair, typically held the first week of February, which is an opportunity to provide funding for scholarships for those students who are pursuing structural engineering majors in college. The SEAOSC event also gives students the chance to talk with industry professionals and to make introductions for future internships and job placement opportunities. This year’s turnout was a tremendous success with over 35 prospective team members stopping by our booth to discuss their future.
Our Bozeman office is pleased to announce and welcome three recent additions to our team– Tucker Haunt, Ben Young, and Christina Smith.
This summer the Nishkian offices will try to add two more Ironman finisher titles to their office leadership. In the past our Los Angeles Managing Principal Craig Chamberlain competed and finished two Full Ironman Triathlon races– the Florida Ironman in 2004 and the Arizona Ironman in 2006. Our Bozeman Principal Partner Nathan McBride has also managed to complete the Lake Placid New York Ironman in 2004 and Coeur d’Alene Idaho Ironman in 2005.
A temperate spring day set the stage for Montana State University’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 9th. The ceremony took place at MSU’s Brick Breeden Fieldhouse in Bozeman. Friends and family flocked to the campus from near and far to celebrate the graduates’ achievement. Robert Benjamin Young of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Tucker Haunt of Madison, Wisconsin– interns in our Bozeman office–received their Masters of Science degrees in Civil Engineering with emphasis in Structural Engineering.