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Drowning Accident Rescue Team (DART)

Last December, my son Grant and I joined Sacramento’s Drowning Accident Rescue Team (DART). On May 13th, we were certified as Swift Water Rescue Technicians. It was a tough course, but a lot of fun and very rewarding. It all started when I was having lunch with one of our engineers and I spoke about my son who had decided to change his career path to law enforcement. Grant and …Read More

Leonard F. Starks and His Watercolors

Leonard F. Starks was the original founder of Nacht & Lewis in 1922. Here’s a brief spotlight on our founder and his love for watercolor painting.¬† As one of the leading architects in Sacramento throughout the 1920’s, up until his retirement in 1965, Leonard F. Starks’ work on Sacramento’s historical skyline is well-known and celebrated across the Capitol Region. Mr. Starks’ name is synonymous with thoughtfully designed, functional structures that …Read More

January 2018 Staff Promotions

Congratulations are in order for our staff members who received promotions this month. Well done all!  DeAnn Splinter РSenior Project Manager, Associate Principal Eric Sifuentes РSenior Project Coordinator, Associate Eric Tien РSenior Project Coordinator, Associate Julie Bettencourt РSenior Project Coordinator Yesenia Watkins РSenior Design Technician II

Travel Blog: Healthcare Synposium 2017

I was invited by Walt Vernon of¬†Mazzetti¬†to participate in a special focus¬†group in collaboration with¬†Facilities Guidelines Institute¬†(FGI) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)¬†entitled ‚ÄúReimagining the ED‚ÄĚ to be held at the Healthcare Symposium in Austin, Texas. On an annual-basis, I typically attend one major national Healthcare Conference to keep up with national trends in healthcare, network with clients¬†and contemporaries and other market partners.¬†Additionally, my healthcare¬†design¬†team has done several¬†significant¬†ED …Read More

What Do Architects Do?

Curious what architects do? Here is a simple breakdown from company President Mike Parrott, AIA: Architects have a saying that we will “give you the plans for free”. However, plans are only a small part of the overall service provided by architects. In the simplest form, architects design buildings. Design is defined as, “a process that ends in a solution”. The solution is what the client wants, and is actually …Read More

Get to Know the President : Mike Parrott, AIA

Who in Architecture do you admire? Why? My favorite architect is Santiago Calatrava. He is both an artist and a structural engineer which makes his projects very expressive. What companies do you admire? Why? I like Clif Bar. The owner had an opportunity to sell the business to a big company and chose not to. He felt he hadn’t done all he wanted to do with the company. That there …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

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‚Äôs existing industrial technology programs and¬†relocate, replace and upgrade to the college‚Äôs 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

New Natomas Gateways Middle School Grand Opening

On August 7, 2014, Nacht & Lewis was honored to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening for the new¬†Natomas Gateways Middle School (NGMS), the newest middle school in the Natomas Unified School District. Hundreds of community members, parents, students, faculty and partners were present for the ceremony and facility tour. To kick the evening off, Principal –¬†Marnie Lynch, Superintendent –¬†Chris Evans and President of the Board of Trustees …Read More

Inderkum High School Still Being Recognized

Over the past few days, we have seen a little buzz¬†here, here¬†and here* and read some positive chatter about Inderkum High School along with a drastic spike in visits to our website! What’s the buzz all about you ask? According to Best Education Resources, Inderkum High School was ranked the #1 spot among 30 other reputable high school campuses as the “Most Amazing High School Campus in the World“. According …Read More