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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Blog post written by George Hubert, Nacht & Lewis Project Architect With few exceptions, humans are social creatures.¬†For this reason, teamwork, like community, is among those concepts that we intuitively link to happiness and success.¬†If we are lucky, teamwork is a regular occurrence in our work and personal lives.¬†In the 18 months that I‚Äôve been at Nacht & Lewis, I‚Äôve been very fortunate in this regard. But that‚Äôs no accident …Read More

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to every dad, daddy, father, papa,¬†dada, grandpa, granddad, uncle, step-dad, and father figure! We appreciate you!! Ode to a father‚ĶThe man who teaches you how to be a man. And I am not talking about being macho. I am not talking about ‚Äúnever let them see you cry‚ÄĚ. I am talking about instilling a sense of responsibility, a sense of inner pride. A father is one who …Read More

Happy Mother’s Day!

This weekend we are celebrating the women in our lives who have¬†helped us become who we are today. Mom, mother, mama, ma, mommy, or whatever term of endearment you choose, here are some words of gratitude from our staff here at Natch & Lewis about the special ladies in their lives. Happy Mother’s Day! God has given us the capacity to accomplish almost anything we want, if we just believe …Read More

What Do Architects Do?

Curious what architects do? Here is a simple breakdown from company President Mike Parrott, AIA: Architects have a saying that we will “give you the plans for free”. However, plans are only a small part of the overall service provided by architects. In the simplest form, architects design buildings. Design is defined as, “a process that ends in a solution”. The solution is what the client wants, and is actually …Read More

California Education: Prop 51

The Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016, or Proposition 51, is a really big name for, ‚ÄúLet‚Äôs help better educate our kids‚ÄĚ! On November 8, 2016, California voters will be faced with the decision to support a State-wide facility bond to continue funding the construction and modernization of K-12 and Community College projects throughout the State. Proposition 51 will provide $9 billion to fund school …Read More

Designing for America’s Finest

Whether we were at a football game or watching a political rally on television, my father used to tell me, ‚ÄúI still get a tear in my eye every time I hear the national anthem.‚ÄĚ Now, 50 years later, the same sentiment holds true for me. As a US Citizen, it‚Äôs easy to get caught up with patriotic passion, but the importance of the sacrifices made by those who have …Read More

2015 AIA Emerging Professionals Awards

Each year the American Institute of Architects California Chapter‚Äôs (AIACC) Academy for Emerging Professionals (AEP) hosts a program to honor those who contribute in assisting Emerging Professionals and their colleagues in pursuing their personal and professional goals through¬†presenting awards¬†to deserving AIA chapters and members. The awarded chapters, individuals and firms recognize the importance of emerging professional AIA members and their contribution to the current environment and future of architecture. This …Read More

Earth Day in Sacramento!

For 45 years now, human beings around the world have been gathering to celebrate planet Earth on April 22nd. According to Wikipedia, “Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the¬†Earth Day Network,[1]¬†and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.[2]” It is …Read More

Canstruction at the AIACV Experience Architecture Week

It’s that time again folks – the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter (AIACV) is knee-deep in planning for the upcoming Experience Architecture Week. The 10-day celebration, starting October 10th, was created to¬†facilitate greater transparency with the public in how architects create our built environment and how it impacts our daily lives. Go and like the AIACV Experience Architecture Facebook page to keep up-to-date on the latest event developments. …Read More

A Trip Back in Time – Exploring the Legacy of Nacht & Lewis

Our firm has a rich history in Sacramento, which is no surprise after being in business for 92 years. With the legacy of our name, we take great pride in understanding and honoring some of the architectural gems from the past that have connections to our firm owners throughout the years.¬†This is why we created the Nacht & Lewis History Project in 2012. What is the Nacht & Lewis History …Read More

The Art Hack at HackerLab

Outside of our “day” jobs, my husband,¬†Justin Wood, and I love to explore a variety of artistic endeavors. One of which is an installation we are working on right now at the HackerLab¬†in Midtown Sacramento with¬†Gina Lujan and¬†Eric Ullrich. We met Gina in 2013 when Justin and I were showing our work in Midtown, she loved our work and we loved everything she was cooking up at HackerLab. We knew …Read More

Kicking-Off Bike Month in May

Have you heard? May is Bike Month! What is “May is Bike Month”? “May is Bike Month” is a campaign that takes place in the six-county Sacramento Region each year.¬†The focus is to promote bicycle use as a mode of transportation whether for running errands, commuting, riding recreationally or working. It is a chance to showcase the benefits of bicycling ‚ÄĒ and encourage more folks to give biking a try. …Read More

Sights From the Top of Sacramento

The¬†American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter‚Äôs (AIACV)¬†continues to celebrate the 10-day¬†Central Valley Regional Architecture Festival¬†and we have some great photos to share from Tuesday’s¬†Top of the City Views Tour. As part of the festival, the AIACV offers exclusive access and amazing views from atop some of the city’s most recognized buildings. Mike Corrick – President and Francis Harrington – Project Manager, took advantage of the sights from the Elks …Read More

Celebrating Architecture Through the Lens of Our Region

The¬†American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter’s (AIACV)¬†second annual¬†Central Valley Regional Architecture Festival¬†is just one day away! Over the next 10 days, over 2,000 attendees, architects and community members alike will partake in a variety of events and activities to celebrate architecture and the built environment of our region. With beautiful weather expected, the festival will highlight unique city sights while engaging¬†members of the public, design enthusiasts, architects and designers …Read More

Take It to the Streets – 2013 Sacramento United Park(ing) Day

Parking Day is tomorrow and our team is ready! Park(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens temporarily transform parking spots into public parks or “parklets”. Originally started in 2005 by Rebar Group out of San Francisco, Park(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world. Nacht & Lewis is …Read More