The Sacramento Regional Builders’ Exchange (SRBX) CREATE Academy’s mission is to mentor high school students interested in a future career in architecture, engineering, construction management and the trades. The Education studio’s Claire Seger is a mentor for two juniors and one senior in the CREATE Academy at the Sacramento Academic and Vocational Academy, an independent charter school in Sacramento. As a mentor, Claire goes over to the school once every two weeks and helps the students on their mock Request for Proposal (RFP) project—which is a tiny house this year!

Last week, Claire gave her students a tour of Lionakis to see what an office in the industry is all about! The students got to learn everything from what it takes to put together proposals in our marketing department, to how to pick out finishes in our interiors department. Overall, it was a fun day of learning what it takes to design a better future at Lionakis, and hopefully one day they will be designing a better future, too!