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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

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

A Trip Back in Time – Exploring the Legacy of Nacht & Lewis

Our firm has a rich history in Sacramento, which is no surprise after being in business for 92 years. With the legacy of our name, we take great pride in understanding and honoring some of the architectural gems from the past that have connections to our firm owners throughout the years.¬†This is why we created the Nacht & Lewis History Project in 2012. What is the Nacht & Lewis History …Read More