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A Tale of Two Clinics

Nacht & Lewis has been working with UCSF since 2003. In our 15-year relationship we‚Äôve 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 РSenior Project Manager, Associate Principal Eric Sifuentes РSenior Project Coordinator, Associate Eric Tien РSenior Project Coordinator, Associate Julie Bettencourt РSenior Project Coordinator Yesenia Watkins РSenior 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 ‚ÄúReimagining the ED‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôve been at Nacht & Lewis, I‚Äôve been very fortunate in this regard. But that‚Äôs 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, ‚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

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‚Äôs 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‚Äô 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‚Äôs existing industrial technology programs and¬†relocate, replace and upgrade to the college‚Äôs 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