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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’ve been at Nacht & Lewis, I’ve been very fortunate in this regard. But that’s no accident …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

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, “I still get a tear in my eye every time I hear the national anthem.” Now, 50 years later, the same sentiment holds true for me. As a US Citizen, it’s easy to get caught up with patriotic passion, but the importance of the sacrifices made by those who have …Read More

Program Focused Transitional Housing

Napa County has entered an era of significant change relative to the incarceration of inmates in their justice system. They, like many other Counties throughout the State of California, were forced to reevaluate their programs and processes with the implementation of the 2011 Public Safety Realignment Act (Assembly Bill 109). Napa County’s history of collaboration among their local criminal justice agencies allowed them to adopt a thoughtful and systematic approach …Read More

St. Joseph’s Stockton Gets A New Hybrid Operating Room

St. Joseph’s Medical Center (St. Joseph’s) in Stockton, California will soon provide improved imaging services to their patients in the San Joaquin Valley. As a replacement of the existing and aged Catherization Laboratory #1, Nacht & Lewis worked with St. Joseph’s to place and build out the new state-of-the-art Hybrid Operating Room (OR), allowing them to offer more diverse surgical procedures to their patients. A hybrid operating room is a surgical theatre that is equipped …Read More

Project JOE (Jump on Education)

Frustrated by the limitations of manufactured modular construction, the San Juan Unified School District in Sacramento, California turned to Nacht & Lewis for help. Following years of struggling with a lack of flexibility in products from the traditional modular construction markets and a need to have better control over short summer construction schedules, Project JOE was born. Nacht & Lewis’ Education Team went to work developing a series of classroom …Read More

What’s On the Boards?

We are excited to share with you a new section of our website where we will feature projects in progress and highlight various milestone developments on those projects. So much goes into a large scale project far before it is complete and the doors open. With this new section, we can provide an inside look at what we’ve been up to lately. To kick off our new On the Boards section, here are some recent project highlights …Read More

VA Mather Gets a New Emergency Department

Have you heard the news!? The brand new Emergency Department at the Sacramento VA Medical Center opened this past Tuesday with a lot of excitement. To celebrate the opening of this new, and much needed resource, the VA used the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War to dedicate the state-of-the-art Emergency Department addition. Nacht & Lewis worked with the VA Northern California and BVB Construction to complete this new facility addition which will increase the …Read More

Touring the Sacramento County 911 Communications Center

The Sacramento Convention Center was host to the 2015 Western Regional Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Annual Conference last week. Serving as the largest public safety communications association in the world, the conference offered Communications professionals an opportunity to see vendors and exhibitors from around the country, attend over 80 professional development sessions (from technical, operations, and management tracks) and network with other industry leaders. As part of the conference, Nacht …Read More

Allan Hancock’s New Industrial Technology Project

Nacht & Lewis recently completed a Design-Build project* with Flint Builders for Allan Hancock College. The project was to expand and improve space for the college’s existing industrial technology programs and relocate, replace and upgrade to the college’s varsity baseball, soccer, football and track venues. The two new buildings provide state of the art facilities and equipment for the well-established industrial technology program at the college. This project was also recently featured in “Profiles in …Read More

New Natomas Gateways Middle School Grand Opening

On August 7, 2014, Nacht & Lewis was honored to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening for the new Natomas Gateways Middle School (NGMS), the newest middle school in the Natomas Unified School District. Hundreds of community members, parents, students, faculty and partners were present for the ceremony and facility tour. To kick the evening off, Principal – Marnie Lynch, Superintendent – Chris Evans and President of the Board of Trustees …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

Inside the City of Sacramento’s 911 Dispatch & Training Facility

Nacht & Lewis designed a state-of-the-art 911 Dispatch & Training facility for the City of Sacramento. Since opening in 2006, the facility has remained flexible for all of the City’s essential services needs, consistently supports both the staff who work there and the ever-changing technology needs and has remained open with uninterrupted operations 24/7. Check out our feature video for more insights into this dispatch 911 center.

LEED Gold in Corrections Facilities

The topics of sustainable design, LEED® certification and environmentally responsible buildings seem to be commonplace in architecture and design language these days. For Nacht & Lewis, these topics are even more intriguing when faced with the challenge of implementing them in a secure prison setting as opposed to a typical office building or other facility type. Security conditions are difficult, code requirements are challenging and daylight and exterior views require …Read More

2013 Best Green New Construction Award

In June of 2013, Nacht & Lewis worked together with all of the Design-Bid-Build partners to complete the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation’s California Men’s Colony, 50-Bed Mental Health Crisis Facility project. On track to receive a LEED Gold Certification, the project was also recently recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council California Central Coast Chapter (USGBC-C4) with the honor of 2013 Best Overall Green New Construction Award! Each year …Read More