Category Archives: Community

Heredia-Arriaga Dual Immersion School: Site Visit

The team took a field trip to the future site of Heredia-Arriaga School in Natomas last week.This Dual Immersion school site in North Natomas is named in honor of the Heredia-Arriaga family, long-time supporters of English Language Learners. The initial phase of this K-5 Dual Immersion school develops approximately 12 acres of the 20-acre site, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

F.A.M.E. – A Growing Medical Facility in Tanzania

In 2005, Jack and Scott Paddon began work on the master plan and design of a 22-acre medical campus in Karatu, Tanzania. F.A.M.E., which stands for the Foundation for African Medicine and Education, is a non-governmental, non-profit organization offering medical care and wellness education to the Karatu District in rural Tanzania. At the start of […]