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In Memory of Hans Schneider, AIA

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Hans Schneider on March 19th. Hans’ 50+ year history with Nacht & Lewis began in August of 1962, when he was hired on as a Draughtsman and Project Coordinator. During his time with the firm, he contributed his technical skill and knowledge to all of the firm’s markets, but ultimately became the firm’s criminal justice facilities specialist. His most …Read More

Staff Spotlight: Vu Nguyen

Say hello to Vu Nguyen, the newest member of the marketing team! 1. What’s your favorite type of cuisine? Love, love, Asian cuisines (Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, etc.) and of course pizza. 2. What do you do in your downtime?  I like to experiment with photography, cook and binge watch whatever is trending on Netflix. 3. What is your dream vacation? My dream vacation is to travel across Europe and Asia. Mainly to …Read More

A Dedication to Robert Petersen

“Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow On January 30th,  the Nacht & Lewis staff, along with members of his family, celebrated the life of Robert Petersen who passed suddenly on September 29th, 2018. Our newly dedicated “Robert Petersen Conference Room” serves as a reminder of his legacy and what he gave to the firm, his profession as an architect, …Read More

Get to Know the New Accessibility Market

Introducing A New Market My name is Eric Sifuentes, and I am excited to introduce the new market sector! As a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), subject matter expert and newly licensed architect, I will be leading the accessibility market. This market focuses on the following services: Architectural services for accessibility alterations Facility assessments ADA transition plans CASp consulting Many years ago, Nacht & Lewis began working with State and local …Read More

Staff Spotlight: Alex Rodriguez

Now introducing Alex Rodriguez, the newest designer to join Nacht & Lewis! 1. How long have you been with N&L? Since August 1st. 2. What’s your favorite type of cuisine? Love, love Asian cuisines (Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, etc.) and of course pizza. 3. Do you have any pets? Yes, I have a Japanese Chin.  His name is Cody and he is 13 years old. 4. Do you speak any other languages?  Yes, …Read More

Celebrating Mike Corrick’s Retirement

As the year comes to an end, Mike Corrick will be retiring after 23 years with the firm.  We hosted a celebration, in honor of his retirement at the Sutter Club with many of his colleagues. We could not thank him enough for all that he has done for Nacht & Lewis, he embodies integrity and hard work. Mike has worked on public and private projects with over 40 years …Read More

In Memory of Bob Petersen, AIA

It is with great sadness that we at Nacht & Lewis mourn the sudden passing of Bob Petersen, AIA. Bob was a Senior Project Manager with the firm and his career included many significant projects. Among those were the Robert Matsui Federal Courthouse and Sutter Medical Center. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Lynn and his family. Bob was a good man, a mentor, and great friend to …Read More

Staff Spotlight: Stephanie Surigao

Meet Stephanie Surigao, Healthcare’s newest team member!   1. How long have you been with N&L? I’ve been with N&L for about two months. 2. What’s your favorite type of cuisine? Japanese and Mediterranean. 3. Do you have any pets? Yes, I have a Shih Tzu dog named Bella. 4. What do you do in your downtime?  I cook and workout at the gym. 5. If you weren’t a Senior …Read More

Staff Spotlight: Nitin Sharma

Our Education team is growing! Please join us in welcoming Sacramento native Nitin Sharma to N&L!   1. How long have you been with N&L? I’ve been with Nacht & Lewis for almost a whole month! Having a great time so far and am excited for what the future holds. 2. What’s your favorite type of cuisine? I really like Italian food. I studied abroad in Milan for a quarter …Read More

Staff Spotlight: Jackie Son

Say hello to Jackie Son, the newest member to the Marketing Department at Nacht & Lewis!   1. What is your job at Nacht & Lewis and how long have you been doing it? I started five months ago as the Marketing Assistant. 2. What is the best part of your job at Nacht & Lewis? The best part of the job has been designing the graphics for the social …Read More

Staff Spotlight: Stephanie Smith

Say hello to Stephanie Smith, our newest staff member at Nacht & Lewis! 1. What is your job at Nacht & Lewis and how long have you been doing it? Senior Project Coordinator. I have been with N&L since January 2018, but have been a Commercial Interior Designer for 25 years 2. What is the best part of your job at Nacht & Lewis? Working with friends and on Healthcare …Read More

Drowning Accident Rescue Team (DART)

Last December, my son Grant and I joined Sacramento’s Drowning Accident Rescue Team (DART). On May 13th, we were certified as Swift Water Rescue Technicians. It was a tough course, but a lot of fun and very rewarding. It all started when I was having lunch with one of our engineers and I spoke about my son who had decided to change his career path to law enforcement. Grant and …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

Core Values Series: Cultivate Optimism

In the final edition of our Core Values Series, we asked our staff what “Cultivate Optimism“ means to them (including some gardening metaphors): The way to cultivate optimism is to meticulously prepare the ground with discipline, plant the kernel of an idea, remove the seeds of doubt, feed and water with attention and trust you will grow, regardless of the result. Cultivating optimism in architecture encourages breakthroughs in design because …Read More