SKW Designers Help Inspire Local Youth to Consider Careers in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industry

August 25, 2017, Sacramento, CA — Stafford King Wiese Architects (SKW) is proud to support the efforts of Rachel Clemente, Regan Greenhill, and Claire Seger, in the CREATE Mentorship Program offered through the Sacramento Region Builders Exchange.  

Clemente, Greenhill and Seger each have joined a team of professionals, currently working in the A/E/C industry, that are assigned to a local high school to mentor students interested in careers in the design and building industry.

Clemente, a Project Designer in the Retail/Commercial Studio, is starting her fifth year as a mentor for River City High School in West Sacramento. In 2016, she was honored with the Mentor of the Year Award, for all her contributions to the students and program. Clemente was further recognized by Washington Unified School District (West Sacramento), when she was invited to participate on the Career Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Board, where they discuss needs and improvement strategies for the students throughout the District.

Greenhill, a Designer in the Education Studio, is a second-year mentor with CREATE. In 2016, she and her mentor partners were very proud when their Granite Bay High School team was honored with the Best Presentation Award. Her first-year mentoring was a special experience for Greenhill because she graduated from Granite Bay High School and was a protégé in the CREATE program! This year she has accepted the role as Team Lead for the Oakmont High School’s mentor team. SKW was the architect for both Granite Bay HS and Oakmont HS – Regan’s involvement in the program and connection to these schools help send an empowering message to all the students, especially the girls, that they too can have a career in this exciting field!

Seger, a Designer in the Healthcare Studio, is starting her first year as a mentor for West Campus High School, in the Sacramento City Unified School District. This is exciting for Segar because SKW is currently designing a new STEM classroom building and athletics field at West Campus. She hopes her involvement, along with the involvement of all the other female mentors, helps inspire girls to pursue a career in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.


About the CREATE Mentorship Program

The CREATE Mentorship Program’s purpose is educate and inspire students to pursue career pathways which create the built environment. Local construction managers, contractors, engineers, architects, suppliers and trades people have signed on to bring their experience and knowledge into the high school classroom. By acting as professional role models, trusted friends and career advisors, these mentors will make a significant contribution to our community, while helping to develop our future work force.

By the Numbers


Years in Sacramento – 10 Years

Students Served – Over 1800

Individual Mentors – 150+

Mentor Companies – 125+

Scholarships – $117,750

Schools served – 24