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Napa County Re-Entry Facility

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Napa County Re-Entry project occurred with pomp and circumstance on Friday, February 1st and included the Chief of Probation, Chief of Corrections, Members of the Napa County Board of Supervisors, as well as distinguished members of the State and Federal Legislature. This facility establishes Napa County as a national leader in criminal justice reform. The program will be jointly run by Napa’s Departments of Corrections …Read More

A Tale of Two Clinics

Nacht & Lewis has been working with UCSF since 2003. In our 15-year relationship we’ve had the privilege of working on three significant healthcare programs that needed to be moved from the Parnassus campus over to the new campus in Mission Bay. The projects include the complete design services for the Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging for the Department of Radiology (60,000 SF); the Orthopedic Institute for the Department …Read More

Leonard F. Starks and His Watercolors

Leonard F. Starks was the original founder of Nacht & Lewis in 1922. Here’s a brief spotlight on our founder and his love for watercolor painting.  As one of the leading architects in Sacramento throughout the 1920’s, up until his retirement in 1965, Leonard F. Starks’ work on Sacramento’s historical skyline is well-known and celebrated across the Capitol Region. Mr. Starks’ name is synonymous with thoughtfully designed, functional structures that …Read More

January 2018 Staff Promotions

Congratulations are in order for our staff members who received promotions this month. Well done all!  DeAnn Splinter – Senior Project Manager, Associate Principal Eric Sifuentes – Senior Project Coordinator, Associate Eric Tien – Senior Project Coordinator, Associate Julie Bettencourt – Senior Project Coordinator Yesenia Watkins – Senior Design Technician II

Travel Blog: Healthcare Synposium 2017

I was invited by Walt Vernon of Mazzetti to participate in a special focus group in collaboration with Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) entitled “Reimagining the ED” to be held at the Healthcare Symposium in Austin, Texas. On an annual-basis, I typically attend one major national Healthcare Conference to keep up with national trends in healthcare, network with clients and contemporaries and other market partners. Additionally, my healthcare design team has done several significant ED …Read More

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

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