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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 …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

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

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

Core Values Series: Guided By Integrity

In this edition of our Core Values Series, we asked our staff what “Guided by Integrity“ means to them. Doing the right thing . . . even if it means swallowing your pride and admitting you were wrong. Guided by Integrity. . . How we treat and respect others and honor Nacht & Lewis’ legacy as that was the value held in highest regard by Daniel Nacht, FAIA Doing the …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

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