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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

CASI’s 2nd Annual Summit

Last month Eric Sifuentes, Accessibility Lead, spent the weekend in Disneyland for the¬†Certified Access Specialist Institute – CASI¬†Accessibility Codes and Standards Summit serving as President. The Accessibility Codes and Standards Community gathered at the Disney Hotel for a two day event for expert-level CASps, building officials, architects and inspectors.  

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 …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