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On the Boards – Education

From concept design through construction administration, Nacht & Lewis is pleased to share details of exciting new projects we are working on. Take a look at what we've got on the boards with highlights of our latest projects in-progress.

San Juan Unified School District – Del Campo High School New Science/Media Commons Building and CTE Modernization

This project consists of a new high profile 2-story building at
the main entrance to the campus that will house the relocated
science program and a library-media center. Located to
reinforce a strong campus identity, the new building will provide
new 21st century learning environments for Del Campo High
School’s existing science program and will replace the library
with a new student-centered media commons. Additionally,
the project consists of the heavy modernization of an existing
industrial shops building into a new Career Technical Education
Center. This building will house the rapidly growing Fire
Training Academy and provide state of the art facilities to the
schools well established broadcast program. A maker’s lab and
computer science center will round out the building and offer a
wide variety of programs to develop skills in design, engineering
and fabrication.


  • Program validation
  • Design
  • Documentation
  • DSA review
  • Construction Administration

This is a Design-Build project. N&L took the loosely defined
criteria program and developed a winning solution through an
intensive collaborative design partnership with XL Construction
and our design partners.

San Juan Unified School District – Greer Elementary School

This Design-Build project provides over 30,000 s.f. of ground-up new facilities and the heavy modernization of over 24,000 s.f. to create an entirely new campus on an existing site. Greer Elementary School builds upon a modular design developed by Nacht & Lewis for all classrooms to help meet a strict construction schedule. the project provides 21st century collaborative learning environments for its K-5 students, including outdoor work space and interior break-out spaces. Rooms are flexible and roll-up garage doors connect many classrooms to adjacent outdoor learning spaces. Services:

  • Pre-Design
  • Design
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration
  • 3D Visualization / BIM Modeling
  • Agency Approval

Elk Grove Unified School District – James Rutter Middle School

The James Rutter Science Center consists of eight science labs and a large central collaboration space serving state-of-the art science facilities for 6th-8th grade students. To keep project costs down, a standardized design was established among all labs that utilizes flexible furniture and workstations in response to changing program and curriculum needs. Abundant daylighting is provided through large exterior storefront windows and the traditional abundance of casework gives way to tackable and marker wall surfaces for collaborative learning and the display of student work. The central collaboration space services the teacher’s primary work area and contains a fume hood, gas and other utilities for small group demonstrations, keeping these more dangerous utilities and materials out of the labs. The collaboration space is large enough not only for the eight science teachers, but is sized for large group and campus-wide teacher trainings.

Natomas Unified School District – Natomas High School CTE Building

With over 9,200 s.f. of improvements, Nacht & Lewis is upgrading the existing science and industrial education facilities at Natomas High School to reflect current education trends. We are creating flexible 21st century learning environments to provide collaborative, project-based learning. In addition to the science classroom upgrades, a designated space will be installed specifically for an emerging health professions pathway aligned with industry specifications and providing students a relevant, realistic and hands-on learning environment.

Science classroom improvements include:

  • Wifi connectivity for one-to-one student technology
  • Improved video interaction with movable flat screen monitors
  • New health professions pathway lab
  • Removal of fixed casework peninsulas for improved flexibility
  • Replacement of worn flooring and existing vinyl wall covering
  • DSA required restroom, parking and path of travel upgrades

CTE automotive and engineering program improvements include:

  • New engineering technology and computer design classrooms
  • New engineering fabrication lab for robotics and special projects
  • Upgraded and expanded automotive technology classroom with vehicle lift
  • New collaborative learning environments
  • Improved video interaction with flat screen monitors
  • New finishes, light and power
  • DSA required restroom, parking and path of travel upgrades