Chad Norvell, a recent addition to the Nishkian Dean team, has enjoyed a very interesting and challenging career thus far, including work in Nicaragua and India with Engineers Without Borders and later with WorldHaus. He took some time out of his busy day to share some details of his experience and explain how his journey brought him to Nishkian Dean.
How did you get started on your international adventure?
In 2008, I joined Engineers Without Borders. They were running humanitarian projects in Nicaragua and I was able to join the team. Over a five-year period, I worked on teams that were focused on managing the water supply, flood remediation, the creation of water tanks, and capturing solar energy to benefit local communities. I was fortunate to travel there five times and see the work in person.
Nishkian Monks, located in Bozeman, a town nestled in the midst of Montana’s Rocky Mountains, has been attracting highly qualified employees who are interested in a balanced lifestyle between indoor work and outdoor play. Bozeman provides opportunities to enjoy a myriad of parks, miles of trails, and countless river access points for fishing while surrounded by natural beauty. The surrounding mountains include Bridger, Gallatin and the Tobacco Root Range and these peaks provide some of the finest skiing and mountain trails in all of North America.
Hence, for the past few years, the principals at Nishkian Monks have been working on an office wellness program which actively supports and promotes its employees’ active lifestyle. The program started within the office by providing sit-stand workstations for each employee. Every workstation is accompanied by windows offering panoramic views to relax one’s eyes while gazing into the horizon. Future changes to the office under the wellness program will include an upper story outside deck with outside seating to enjoy lunch breaks under the sun and exercise equipment.
In the lot where the Bay Meadows race track once stood, a large mixed-use community is being built. On 83 acres of land, over 1,100 residential units, 18 acres of parks, a private high school, and a community garden have opened over the past few months. As more residential units continue to finish construction, and demand for space remains high, the developers decided now is the right time to start construction of the office buildings.
Station 4 is to be the largest of the multiple office buildings that will line Delaware Street in this new development located in San Mateo, California. Directly adjacent to the Hillsdale Caltrain station, developer Wilson Meany is confident that the location will bring many tenants. Designed by HOK Architects and engineered by Nishkian Menninger, the 210,000 square foot office building will be the first completed office building, with other buildings ready for construction as soon as possible. All together, the offices will bring 750,000 square feet of rentable office space to the community.
Thursday, June 20, 2013, by Sally Kuchar
The Marlow at 1800 Van Ness has released pricing for some of its units. While the boutique building won’t be move-in ready until early 2014, that didn’t stop folks from buying up all the 18 pre-released units in just eight days about two months ago. The eight-story, 98-unit, mixed-used building with 4,900 square feet of commercial space has amenities like an attended lobby, common outdoor area, and secured parking for each home.
Rocket-maker United Launch Alliance is putting in motion efforts to modify its Atlas 5 rocket pad at Cape Canaveral into a human launch site capable of loading astronaut crews in commercial spacecraft of the future.