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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‚Äôs 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‚Äô 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‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď 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‚Äôve been with the firm for 23 years. …Read More

Perspectives from A “New” Working Mom

My name is Megan Garon, Marketing Coordinator, and I have been working at Nacht & Lewis for seven years. In the past two years, I have been blessed with my two children while working for the firm, just recently returning to work in November of 2015 after having my second child. I started working at Nacht & Lewis as an Administrative Assistant and eagerly moved into the Marketing Coordinator position. …Read More

Cruising into Jail Construction

In November of last year, I had the pleasure of taking a vacation on a cruise ship to the Caribbean. It was a wonderful experience and I had a great time! With all of that free time and a rested mental state, I began to notice something quite interesting; I started to draw parallels of architecture and design methods that I work with for some of our jail construction projects …Read More

A Warm Welcome to Nacht & Lewis

As we ring in the new year, we warmly welcome a group¬†of new faces to the team at Nacht & Lewis. In the coming months,¬†we hope you have an opportunity to meet our newest staff members because we think they are pretty awesome ourselves. Read on to get to know¬†the fantastic five! Jonathan McKim,¬†AIA, NCARB, CSI, CDT¬† Senior Project Architect Jon came to Nacht & Lewis from an engineering and …Read More

Staff Spotlight: Chris Flatt

This month, we would like to introduce you to Chris Flatt, a Senior Project Architect¬†at Nacht & Lewis! 1. What is your job at Nacht & Lewis and how long have you been doing it? I am Senior Project Architect and have been working here for 14.663 years. When I started at N&L in April of 2001, I had no idea that I was joining such a great team of …Read More