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Gary Davis Group gives back with Lighthouse bus shelter donation

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. andamp;#8212; Tahoe City architectural design and engineering firm Gary Davis Group has donated the design, engineering and specifications for a proposed Lighthouse bus shelter slated for construction this spring at the east end of downtown Tahoe City between the Lighthouse Shopping Mall and the State campground. The idea for the striking design came from both the views of Lake Tahoe and South Shoreandamp;#8217;s mountainous peaks, as well as a reconfiguring of the existing two Tahoe City bus shelterandamp;#8217;s design and materials.Beyond this recent project, Gary Davis Group has donated architectural and engineering services to six nonprofit organizations in the past four years. The projects have ranged from small bathroom remodels, complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to larger museum spaces that showcase fine artifacts. The following list of recipients of Gary Davis Group pro-bono or nonprofit/reduced hourly rates architectural design and engineering include:Lighthouse Bus Shelter, Tahoe CityRideout Community Center Kitchen Renovation, Tahoe CityTruckee Donner Railroad Society Interim Museum, TruckeeNorth Lake Tahoe High School Construction class, Tahoe CitySquaw Valley Olympic Museum, Squaw ValleyUnited Methodist Church of Christ, Kings BeachAs part of an ongoing effort to give back to the Truckee and the North Shore residents, the firmandamp;#8217;s partners Gary Davis, Doug Gadow, Todd Mather and Greg Moutinho are always looking for important projects that can benefit from the firmandamp;#8217;s expertise which in turn will help make our communities a better place to live. andamp;#8220;We all benefit from the efforts and results of those who have pioneered great things in our community,andamp;#8221; said Davis. andamp;#8220;I also want to give in a meaningful way. As members in our communities, we all have that same responsibility.andamp;#8221;Todd Mather, a managing partner in the company and designer of the Lighthouse Bus Shelter, describes these projects as andamp;#8220;very rewarding, because we often work with social and educational visionaries who donandamp;#8217;t always know how to turn their visions into physical realities. That is where we excel andamp;#8212; by listening and creating physical spaces and objects that bring their vision to life.andamp;#8221;This firm doesnandamp;#8217;t just stop with donations for professional services, but also contributes significant time to local organizations in terms of direct service. The companyandamp;#8217;s combined staff of 10 serves on the following community boards:North Tahoe Redevelopment Advisory CommitteeTahoe City Design Review BoardContractorandamp;#8217;s Association of Truckee TahoeNorth Lake Tahoe Resort Association Infrastructure CommitteeTahoe Forest Hospital Oversight CommitteeGary Davis Group Design andamp; Engineering is a multi-disciplined firm offering architectural, structural and civil engineering services. Gary Davis has operated the firm for 20 years based out of their office in two floors of a remodeled building just west of Fanny Bridge in Tahoe City. The renovation of this building earned Gary Davis Group a TRPA Best-in-Basin award, as well as a prestigious American Institute of Architects design award. Gary Davis Group projects range from custom single-family residences to remodel-additions; public buildings to ski-resort structures; commercial developments to both small and grand private subdivisions allowing GDG excellent opportunities to apply sound judgment on clientsandamp;#8217; behalf and to provide great value for their investment. For more information, visit http://www.garydavisgroup.com.