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
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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
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
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
The topics of sustainable design, LEED® certification and environmentally responsible buildings seem to be commonplace in architecture and design language these days. For Nacht & Lewis, these topics are even more intriguing when faced with the challenge of implementing them in a secure prison setting as opposed to a typical office building or other facility type. Security conditions are difficult, code requirements are challenging and daylight and exterior views require …Read More
In June of 2013, Nacht & Lewis worked together with all of the Design-Bid-Build partners to complete the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation’s California Men’s Colony, 50-Bed Mental Health Crisis Facility project. On track to receive a LEED Gold Certification, the project was also recently recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council California Central Coast Chapter (USGBC-C4) with the honor of 2013 Best Overall Green New Construction Award! Each year …Read More
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) 64-bed inpatient mental health treatment facility at California Medical Facility (CMF) in Vacaville has been awarded LEED Silver! You can read more about the facility and award on CDCR Today.