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Make Every Day Earth Day

Nacht & Lewis celebrates Earth Day every day by incorporating practices that reduce the negative affect on our environment into our daily lives. Here are ways our team contributes to sustainability: Biking Instead of starting your engine for a quick trip to your neighborhood supermarket, try cycling there! Reduce the mileage you would incur by driving your automobile to cycling, which save 6 to 14 million tons of CO2 and …Read More

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

Not All ZNE Are Created Equal

Zero Net Energy (ZNE) is a design strategy that has piqued the interest of many clients. ZNE is a viable solution due to the declining price of photovoltaic panels. Since a decade ago, the payback period has reduced from 20 years to a 6-8 year period. The State of California has defined ZNE as “An energy efficient building that produces as much clean renewable energy as it consumes over the …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

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 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

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

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