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Project summary The community of Mountain House, located in northern California, is a family-friendly place, consisting of five walkable neighborhoods clustered around an elementary school and adjacent park. To meet the needs of students in kindergarten through 12th grade, a high school was always part of the plan for this master- planned community. Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto Architects (NMR) was hired to design Mountain House High School in late 2010. Founded in 1967, NMR is one of the largest firms in Northern California and is widely known for its diverse range of experience in the area. The firm also designed Mountain House's Altamont Elementary School. The challenge When finished, Mountain House High School will serve 2,200 students with state-of-the-art classrooms, library, multiuse room, gym, and sports facilities. To meet the school district's requirement that the facilities be ready for the 2014 school year, NMR had a tight schedule for both design and construction of the facilities. NMR completed the entire design process—schematic design through Division of State Architect (DSA) approval—in one year. (DSA review and approval took six months.) Because of the aggressive design timeline, NMR used Autodesk ® Building Design Suite to help streamline the design process and create data-rich 3D models. By exploring high-quality virtual models, stakeholders could better visualize design intent and make more informed decisions. Explains Wesley King, associate principal architect, "Designing a project like this would usually take 18 months. Autodesk Building Design Suite helped us accelerate our design schedule, saving us quite a bit of time. We used it to expedite design review, automate the interior design of the rooms, and generate the schedules for the doors, windows, and other features." New school Autodesk BIM 360 Glue accelerates team collaboration on Mountain House High COMPANY Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto Architects and Turner Construction Company LOCATION Sacramento, CA, United States SOFTWARE Autodesk ® BIM 360™ Glue ® Autodesk ® Building Design Suite 2012 Premium Autodesk customer success story Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto Architects and Turner Construction Company Image courtesy of Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto Architects Autodesk BIM 360 Glue has been proven on the construction side. I see a lot of potential on the design side as well. Autodesk BIM 360 Glue helps save time for both architects and contractors—and time is money. — Wesley King Associate Principal Architect Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto Architects

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