Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Black History Month

 Honoring Black History Month

Photo from vintagelasvegas.com

For the upcoming Black History month in February, check out some local events at the Neon Museum, Springs Preserve, and elsewhere.

In the world of architecture, we celebrate the past and present with works by Paul Revere Williams. 

According to the Nevada Museum of Art website, Mr. Williams was the first licensed African American architect to work in the western region of the United States, designing buildings in the 1920's through the 1970's. His work in Nevada spans from the 1930's through the 1970's.

Locally, we can appreciate the Guardian Angel Cathedral and the lobby of the La Concha motel that is now the Neon Museum entrance.

Explore more of Paul Revere Williams work via the Janna Ireland photography exhibit at the museum website or at VintageLasVegas.com

Be sure to sign up for the Architectural Legacy of Paul R. Williams on February 22, 6pm - hosted by AIA Las Vegas.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Block Kids Lego competition!

Sparkflight Studios + NAWIC Las Vegas + Block Kids

Thanks NAWIC - Las Vegas #74 for organizing a fabulous morning with the Block Kids Building Competition for grades K-6! The event creates awareness about construction careers and winners get to advance to regionals and then nationals. The Sparkflight Studios team volunteered and interacted with the participants during judging. So fun to see these young, creative minds at work—we are in such a cool industry!!

Monday, January 16, 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King and Black History Month

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 
'What are you doing for others?' "
- Martin Luther King, Jr. (1957)

After revisiting some thoughts from a few years back, this is a quote we are bringing forward this week in memory of Dr. King and his stand for social justice.

In life, do our daily interactions treat others with kindness and dignity? Are we aware of and working to correct inequity? In our work of architecture and design, are we creating functional and beautiful spaces for our clients and those using the buildings and public spaces? What are we doing to enhance the lives of people in our community and the world?

Friday, December 23, 2022

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from your team at Sparkflight Studios! May you be full of joy as we close out 2022 and bring in the New Year!

The Sparkflight Studios offices will be closed December 23 through January 2 in recognition of the Holidays. We will return on Tuesday January 3, 2023!

Monday, November 21, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sparkflight Studios is thankful to have had the opportunity to contribute to the effort by Builders United to provide meals to families for Thanksgiving. 

Wishing you and your families a heartwarming Thanksgiving!



Friday, November 11, 2022

Thank you to our Veterans!

Veteran's Day

Sparkflight Studios is thankful for our Veteran’s and organizations that support Veteran businesses like the Southern Nevada Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Thank you Lester Lumbad for your service and support!


photo courtesy of Lumbad

Monday, November 7, 2022

Natalie Perez

 Welcome Natalie Perez


Sparkflight Studios (SFS) is excited to welcome one of our newest members to the team, Natalie Perez.  Natalie brings a green thumb to the firm having earned her Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She said, "I like to work for a smaller firm, you get to experience the project from start to finish. I was attracted to SFS as I appreciate the mission statement* and the creativity of public art in the portfolio." 

Natalie was drawn to architecture as she believes landscape architecture is the overarching view of design and planning out spaces in nature, and architecture is the way to connect people with the indoor and outdoor experience. She looks forward to learning more about the technical aspect of architecture and the constructibility of buildings. 


Women in the architecture and landscape industry are Natalie's greatest influences, she said, "they have paved the way for other women in the industry." Natalie has been involved in the AIA Student Chapter (AIAS) at UNLV as 2021-2022 Chapter Secretary. She had a mentor through the AIAS chapter that gave her the desire to do the same for other women. She also had a great experience attending the AIAS grassroots conference – a student leadership event - in Washington DC just two months ago.  


When Natalie has free-time, she takes care of her house plants – which total more than 30 plants. She also loves to spend time with family and friends, travel, and she also builds Legos. She even has some Lego plants! 


Welcome Natalie! 


*Sparkflight Studios is on a mission to fashion objects, spaces and buildings deeply and emotionally connected to their social and cultural contexts. As they like to say, design for humans.