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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

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

2015 AIA Emerging Professionals Awards

Each year the American Institute of Architects California Chapter’s (AIACC) Academy for Emerging Professionals (AEP) hosts a program to honor those who contribute in assisting Emerging Professionals and their colleagues in pursuing their personal and professional goals through presenting awards to deserving AIA chapters and members. The awarded chapters, individuals and firms recognize the importance of emerging professional AIA members and their contribution to the current environment and future of architecture. This …Read More

The New Benchmark in Sustainable Design

In college, we referred to sustainable design strategies as “passive solar”- a means of “living lightly with the earth.” In 1993, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was founded. The USGBC introduced the LEED program, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED is based on a point system to achieve these levels of sustainable certification: certified, silver, gold, or platinum. Many of our staff, including myself, are …Read More

Buildings for Change

In our 93 year history, the tools have changed but our commitment to advancing the practice has remained. “At Nacht & Lewis, the doorway to the main floor is framed by two distinct pieces of art. One was a drawing from the late 1800’s by Leonard Starks, the founder of Nacht & Lewis. Carefully ruled lines and angles marked with a drafting pencil detail delicate filigree and facade to fill …Read More

Learning to Learn

With firms once again hiring, the landscape for architectural firms emerging from the recession is reminiscent of that following the recession in the early 2000’s. There has been an exodus of experienced professionals due to layoffs or by choice, many of whom will choose not to return, having found employment outside the profession. A noticeable gap in experience, seen especially with project architects in the ‘00s, is again a real …Read More

Earth Day in Sacramento!

For 45 years now, human beings around the world have been gathering to celebrate planet Earth on April 22nd. According to Wikipedia, “Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network,[1] and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.[2]” It is …Read More

Allan Hancock’s New Industrial Technology Project

Nacht & Lewis recently completed a Design-Build project* with Flint Builders for Allan Hancock College. The project was to expand and improve space for the college’s existing industrial technology programs and relocate, replace and upgrade to the college’s varsity baseball, soccer, football and track venues. The two new buildings provide state of the art facilities and equipment for the well-established industrial technology program at the college. This project was also recently featured in “Profiles in …Read More

So, You Want to Be an Architect?

Despite both of my parents being in the healthcare industry (Mother an RN, Father an Acupuncturist), I knew without a doubt that I was interested in becoming an architect as early as the age of fourteen. Let’s be honest, it’s pretty much in my blood. My grandfather was an architect and several of my uncles are architects, designers or engineers. Thankfully I had inherited the analytical skills, critical thinking and …Read More