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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Blog post written by George Hubert, Nacht & Lewis Project Architect With few exceptions, humans are social creatures. For this reason, teamwork, like community, is among those concepts that we intuitively link to happiness and success. If we are lucky, teamwork is a regular occurrence in our work and personal lives. In the 18 months that I’ve been at Nacht & Lewis, I’ve been very fortunate in this regard. But that’s no accident …Read More

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to every dad, daddy, father, papa, dada, grandpa, granddad, uncle, step-dad, and father figure! We appreciate you!! Ode to a father…The man who teaches you how to be a man. And I am not talking about being macho. I am not talking about “never let them see you cry”. I am talking about instilling a sense of responsibility, a sense of inner pride. A father is one who …Read More

Happy Mother’s Day!

This weekend we are celebrating the women in our lives who have helped us become who we are today. Mom, mother, mama, ma, mommy, or whatever term of endearment you choose, here are some words of gratitude from our staff here at Natch & Lewis about the special ladies in their lives. Happy Mother’s Day! God has given us the capacity to accomplish almost anything we want, if we just believe …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

Designing for America’s Finest

Whether we were at a football game or watching a political rally on television, my father used to tell me, “I still get a tear in my eye every time I hear the national anthem.” Now, 50 years later, the same sentiment holds true for me. As a US Citizen, it’s easy to get caught up with patriotic passion, but the importance of the sacrifices made by those who have …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

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

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

Canstruction at the AIACV Experience Architecture Week

It’s that time again folks – the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter (AIACV) is knee-deep in planning for the upcoming Experience Architecture Week. The 10-day celebration, starting October 10th, was created to facilitate greater transparency with the public in how architects create our built environment and how it impacts our daily lives. Go and like the AIACV Experience Architecture Facebook page to keep up-to-date on the latest event developments. …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

The Art Hack at HackerLab

Outside of our “day” jobs, my husband, Justin Wood, and I love to explore a variety of artistic endeavors. One of which is an installation we are working on right now at the HackerLab in Midtown Sacramento with Gina Lujan and Eric Ullrich. We met Gina in 2013 when Justin and I were showing our work in Midtown, she loved our work and we loved everything she was cooking up at HackerLab. We knew …Read More

Inside the City of Sacramento’s 911 Dispatch & Training Facility

Nacht & Lewis designed a state-of-the-art 911 Dispatch & Training facility for the City of Sacramento. Since opening in 2006, the facility has remained flexible for all of the City’s essential services needs, consistently supports both the staff who work there and the ever-changing technology needs and has remained open with uninterrupted operations 24/7. Check out our feature video for more insights into this dispatch 911 center.

Kicking-Off Bike Month in May

Have you heard? May is Bike Month! What is “May is Bike Month”? “May is Bike Month” is a campaign that takes place in the six-county Sacramento Region each year. The focus is to promote bicycle use as a mode of transportation whether for running errands, commuting, riding recreationally or working. It is a chance to showcase the benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give biking a try. …Read More

Sights From the Top of Sacramento

The American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter’s (AIACV) continues to celebrate the 10-day Central Valley Regional Architecture Festival and we have some great photos to share from Tuesday’s Top of the City Views Tour. As part of the festival, the AIACV offers exclusive access and amazing views from atop some of the city’s most recognized buildings. Mike Corrick – President and Francis Harrington – Project Manager, took advantage of the sights from the Elks …Read More