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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 1B REGIONAL Cathexes Architecture presents its design for Schomac's new hotel: The Lodge at Nakoma. Image courtesy Cathexes Architecture THE LODGE00AT N M Resort's new hotel and marketplace set to openfor summer tourism ......... Ann Powers Staff Writer apowers@plumasnews.com N akoma Golf Resort and Spa plans to add a new 42-room, 23,701-square-foot hotel to its vacation destination amenities in time for the 2015 summer tourist season, according to Schomac Group Inc., the resort's owners and area developers. J&S Custom Homes crews are on site building The Lodge at Nakoma just off A15 on Village Trail in Clio, situated on the eighth green of the resort's golf course, The Dragon. Adjacent to the hotel, plans also call for an 8,024-square-foot mixed-use building called The Marketplace at Nakoma. "The hotel is a critical element in establishing Nakoma as a destination resort," said Dan Gallagher, Schomac vice president of development. "Eastern Plumas County as a whole is starved for bed space, which puts us at a competitive disadvantage with other regions when it comes to booking big events like weddings and golf tournaments." Attracted to its "mountain modern" style, the developers chose Cathexes Architecture, from Reno, to design the project. Cathexes also designed the Dickson Realty building, Nakoma's real estate partner and exclusive listing broker for the Residence Club at Nakoma. "The use of raw and natural materials gives buildings a humility and honesty that fits well with the mountains," said Jeremy Packer, Cathexes project manager. "Along with rooflines that add a bit of drama; buildings can be simple and interesting." Frank Lloyd Wright conceived the architectural concept for the Nakoma Clubhouse in 1923 for a resort under the same name in The Marketplace at Nakoma, picturd:!n this designby Reno architecture firm Cathexes, iS set to open this summer. Image courte,/Cathexes Architecture : , . t- J&S Custom Homes crews are on site building The Lodge at Nakoma, a new 23,701-suare-foot, 42-room hotel next to the Nakoma Golf Resort & Spa in Clio. Photo by Ann Powers "The hotel is a critical element in establishing Nakoma as a destination resort. Eastern Plumas County as a whole is starved for bed space, which puts us at a competitive disadvantage with other regions when #comes to booking big events like weddings and goff tournaments." Dan Gallagher Sch0mac Group vice president of development Schomac's Dan Gallagher and jobsite project manager Chris Ward look over plans for The Lodge at Nakoma, which is scheduled to open in time for the 2015 summer tourism season. Photo by Ann Powers Madison, Wisconsin. The development never came to fruition until the original owners (Gold Mountain) purchased the plan from Taliesin Preservation Inc. and opened the Nakoma Golf Resort in 2000. Taliesin safeguards the buildings, artifacts, landscape and legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin. "Having a Frank Lloyd Wright designed clubhouse as the centerpiece of our resort placed the architectural bar rather high for the lodge," said Gallagher. "We decided early on that we wouldn't compete with or emulate the clubhouse, but rather complement it with a design that, while bold, is shaped by and defers to its environment. This seemed more in keeping with Wright's mantra of'principle over precedent' than to try to mimic the man's work." Officials say the well,planned development comes with a well-planned marketing strategy that will also benefit the region's economy by bringing in more tourism revenue, and adding more jobs. "It's a huge commitment to the community and will help support the economy and have a positive impact," said Chris David, Dickson Realty manager and associate broker. "Between (Schomac) and Dickson Realty, there's a tremendous marketing program in place and it's extensive."