Meet the 2021 Williams + Paddon Summer Interns!

Each summer, Williams + Paddon welcomes a group of talented interns from various backgrounds to the team. Like many aspects of our 2021 workflow, this year’s internship format was a hybrid of remote and in-person collaboration. By pairing with Project Managers and their real-world clients, the interns get a sense of what it’s like to […]

The Northern California Fertility Medical Center

The Northern California Fertility Medical Center (NCFMC) is a 19,900 SF tenant improvement in a two-story building located in Sacramento. NCFMC was established in 1992 and is staffed by four board-certified infertility specialists and a board-certified urologist using advanced methods and technology in their field. The building’s first floor was designed to include a surgery […]

Planning in a COVID World

Planning in a COVID World

“Change is the only constant in life.”   – Heraclitus Our present COVID-centric world models Heraclitus’ profound expression 2,500 before this year of constant change. We have seen shifting public health guidance, new limits on how our businesses can operate, and new ideas on how we should use the built environment around us. As an Urban […]

Retrospective: PARK(ing) Day 2019

PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event in which metered parking spaces are transformed into temporary public parks, gathering places, or works of public art by citizens, activists, and industry professionals. The idea behind PARK(ing) Day is to encourage people to rethink the way streets are used. Midtown Sacramento’s creativity was on full display last […]

Housing in a COVID World

Housing Before and After COVID

At Williams + Paddon, we’ve been observing how living spaces have been reconfigured during this time of shelter-in-place, but we are especially interested in what this means for the future of multi‐family housing. Urban dimensions of shelter are typically more compact than suburban and rural homes. A studio apartment needs to be a ‘transformer’ literally. […]

Natomas Charter School Resource Center

Natomas Charter School stairs

The Natomas Charter School Resource Center is a 30,000 SF, first-generation tenant improvement specializing in assisting homeschool families in creating individualized education through a home and school partnership. The Resource Center is multifaceted in the sense that classrooms adapt throughout the day as various classes take place. Similar to a University setting. Students in this […]

California Mass Timber Building Competition Honoree – The Stages at Northstar

Stages at Northstar Exterior

Williams + Paddon received an Honorable Mention for our design of The Stages at Northstar in the California Government Operations Agency (GovOps) California Mass Timber Building Competition! Projects in this competition demonstrated superior design and application of mass timber for commercial or multi-family projects in California. What is Mass Timber? It’s a category of framing […]

Education in a COVID World

Covid Classroom

With back-to-school quickly approaching, we’ve been talking at Williams + Paddon about what the classroom of the future might look like. While we don’t have clear guidance in this ever-changing environment, I wanted to share a bit of our student-centered thinking and the insights our team members are envisioning.  While the COVID-19 pandemic forces educators […]