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California Education: Prop 51

The Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016, or Proposition 51, is a really big name for, “Let’s help better educate our kids”! On November 8, 2016, California voters will be faced with the decision to support a State-wide facility bond to continue funding the construction and modernization of K-12 and Community College projects throughout the State. Proposition 51 will provide $9 billion to fund school …Read More

Core Values Series: Deliver Excellence

Last month, we started the “Core Values Series” where our staff shared what designing thoughtfully means to them. This month we hope to inspire you to go beyond good quality and acceptable products, into delivering excellence in everything you do. Here’s our take on our next core value, delivering excellence: -Delivering excellence is not just providing quality work; it’s the continued effort our team makes to improve our services, designs, …Read More

Exciting Changes on Our Horizon

Nacht & Lewis has always taken great pride in the work we have done, valued the many clients we have had the pleasure to serve, appreciated the contributions of those who have worked here and will continue to do our part to help shape the Sacramento landscape and community for the better. Our Future President, Michael Parrott Since joining the firm in 1996, Michael has worked on projects in the …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, “I still get a tear in my eye every time I hear the national anthem.” Now, 50 years later, the same sentiment holds true for me. As a US Citizen, it’s easy to get caught up with patriotic passion, but the importance of the sacrifices made by those who have …Read More

Core Values Series: Design Thoughtfully

Nacht & Lewis always strives to embody our core values: design thoughtfully, empower the team, deliver excellence, guided by integrity and cultivate optimism. There are many interpretations to these expressions, so we asked our staff what our first value, design thoughtfully, means to them. Here are some of their responses: – Designing thoughtfully requires empathy to develop an element, detail or composition that is reflective of the intended experience. Design …Read More

Staff Spotlight: Eric Sifuentes

Say hello to Eric Sifuentes, Senior Project Coordinator and Nacht & Lewis’ accessibility expert!   1. What is your job at Nacht & Lewis and how long have you been doing it? I am a Senior Project Coordinator at Nacht & Lewis. I am coming up on my 10-year anniversary with the firm this November. 2. What is the best part of your job at Nacht & Lewis? Problem solving …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’s history of collaboration among their local criminal justice agencies allowed them to adopt a thoughtful and systematic approach …Read More

An Idea Before It’s Time? The First Rodome

This year, Nacht & Lewis is celebrating 94 years in business. With this many years of experience, it is valuable to occasionally look back at the past to put our present in perspective. Our founder, Leonard Starks, briefly partnered with E.C.Hemmings in 1923 to design the Elks Building prior to Hemmings death in 1924. Hemmings had a long history of quality work in the Sacramento area and was respected by the local …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’ Education Team went to work developing a series of classroom …Read More

Nacht & Lewis Continues to Grow

We are pleased to introduce you to the three newest additions to Nacht & Lewis! George Hubert Senior Project Coordinator George came to Nacht & Lewis from Indigo Architects in Davis where he was responsible for construction administration on local government projects, including a DMV remodel in Redding, an animal shelter in Tracy and a Sherriff’s Facility for Yuba County. He recenlty passed his Architecture Registration Examination last month to become a licensed architect! …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

Staff Spotlight: Yesenia Taylor

This month’s Staff Spotlight is a feature of one of our newest team members, Yesenia Taylor, a recent graduate of Woodbury University in San Diego. Yesenia joined Nacht & Lewis in November 2015 and we couldn’t be happier to have her as part of our firm family! 1. What is your job at Nacht & Lewis and how long have you been doing it? Design Technician – just short of 6 months. 2. …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

Staff Spotlight: Eric Fadness

We are back on track with our monthly Staff Spotlight features! This month we are sharing a little more about Eric Fadness, a firm Principal and market leader for Nacht & Lewis Justice-focused projects. 1. What is your job at Nacht & Lewis and how long have you been doing it? I have been a Principal at Nacht & Lewis since 2009 and I’ve been with the firm for 23 years. …Read More