How to Go from BIM Manager to Autodesk Superhero in 3 Days


Fitness Center Expansion


Continues to Move Forward


Approves New Professional Development and Charter School Facility


One of 230 Shovel-Ready School Construction Projects funded by the State Allocation Board (SAB) in May 2013

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Good Thing We Got the Rental Insurance...

The last thing I remembered was Brett, Dan and Paul belting out Journey's greatest hits... The pain in my ears and mind splitting headache must have been too much to handle thus causing me to pass out. No one was injured but I have lost all hearing in my right ear.

-Brian L.

post script... No, we did not wreck the rental. The photo is real, the story is not. Well, except for the singing part... that did actually happen.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Relay for Life - IIDA

This past weekend I traveled out to West Sacramento to participate in the Relay for Life in support of the American Cancer Society. The local chapter of the IIDA had a booth and tents set up and were definitely in it for the long haul. Each booth had various ways of raising money... some had water guns for sale, a raffle for cruiser bike, but the biggest hit was the dunk tank. The IIDA had a Mary Kay rep come out and give makeovers for a few hours. Although they really wanted me to, I opted out of the makeover and spent my time logging miles on the track. A worthwhile event for anyone who's life has been touched by cancer

- Brian L

WP Employee Art Gallery

Two original pencil drawings by Jack Paddon circa 1975

Half Day Fridays

Before summer was officially here and the weather was still nice... a small group of us headed to a local watering hole for a few Friday afternoon drinks and some food. Jack and I rode our bikes in an attempt to burn the calories that we would no doubt be taking in. I was wiped out trying to keep up with Jack who, of course, was barely breaking a sweat. All in all... a pretty nice way to spend a Friday afternoon.

-Brian L.

Venus de Maui

The Blue Line Gallery in Downtown Roseville held its annual summer fundraising event known as the “Beach Bash Party” this June. WP made a donation and in return we received a surfboard to design for an auction that would take place at this event. Seeing as we are a creative bunch, we decided to turn the surfboard in the a Hawaiian decoupage hula girl. Brett, Paul and myself banded together to create what is now known as the Venus de Maui.

- Brian

Midwest Storms

Thanks MTA!!!

A great BIG heartfelt “Thank you” from all of us here at Williams + Paddon to everyone at MTA! It was an especially difficult fundraising year for us and your generosity and effort have officially helped us meet our goal of $5000!!

We thank you and the children of Sierra Forever Families thank you too.

A Million Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks (again) MTA!!!

Williams + Paddon employees treated Miles Treaster & Associates to some wine and yummy cheeses to thank them for their incredibly generous donation to our Sierra Forever Families fundraising efforts. It was a great excuse to get together and catch up with some cool people.

Thanks again MTA!

- Amber

TT Terry

Body Double... ?

TT (Time Trial) Terry / Audi A15

- Jack

Side note: Terry might be the speed demon of the riders at WP but Jack is the endurance man. Word on the street is he just completed a double century (200 miles) in 15 hours of continuous pedaling.

What Can You Do With Paper?

I saw this in the Interior Design Magazine... thought it was pretty cool.

“Pratt Institute president Thomas F. Schutte initiated the competition and exhibition, for which undergrads and graduates studying interior, industrial, and fashion design or the fine arts were asked to use sheets of plain white paper, in any size, to create a garment or a sculpture. Fasteners were allowed, but the construction method had to be evident. As explained by the dean of the school of art and design, Concetta Stewart, the idea was to help students "understand the power of parameters as a catalyst for innovation."

-Interior Design Magazine, April 2011 issue

- Amber

Tike Races - 2011

Another successful Trike Race is in the books. Although there is never a clear victor as everyone cheats by ignoring the cones, wrecking other riders, cutting corners, etc... It's always fun to be kids for few minutes. Thanks to WP for the food and our neighbors Voit Real Estate Services and Valley Commerical Contractors for the cold beverages and popsicles.

Jason showing off the new adult sized trike... the hot rod of the day

Brian thinking..." why am I even going to try this..."

Joey and Cigi look like they're playing bumper cars more than racing trikes.

And they're off... Eric and Mark go head to head.

I have no idea how, but Jim made it one lap pedaling that little tricycle. Well done sir.

- Brian L.

Random Acts of Fun

WP has started a fun new tradition of encouraging random acts of fun. Once a month an employee is selected at random and given a small stipend of dollar bills to spend however they choose on doing something fun for the employees. My name was the first to be pulled from the hat and being first came with great expectations. So, I decided to BBQ... because who doesn't like BBQ? And to keep the interest of everyone I printed out a bunch of sometimes funny (sometimes not) jokes. Everyone was good sports and read whatever they picked up, no matter how much it made them blush. Round one... Success.

Brian W. was the next contestant and he bought some games for the lobby. Because sometimes you just need something mindless to do to keep your brain from meltdown. The puzzle is almost complete. Round two... Success.

The latest addition was contributed by Sarah. You might think that she is an expert dancer or has a great natural rhythm. This couldn't be further from the truth. She admittedly bought this game to watch everyone in the office make fools of themselves trying to dance. If you know Sarah then you know that what I just said is the absolute truth! She has an odd yet endearing sense of humor that we all love. And because this is her gift, lets all gather around and watch her take the first dance.....

Brian L.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Congrats to Brian And Bill!!!

Good Words

"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us."

- Cigi

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