Architecture

Core Values Series: Design Thoughtfully

Core Values Series: Design Thoughtfully

Nacht & Lewis always strives to embody our core values: design thoughtfully, empower the team, deliver excellence, guided by integrity and cultivate optimism. There are many interpretations to these expressions, so we asked our staff what our first value, design…

Program Focused Transitional Housing

Program Focused Transitional Housing

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…

An Idea Before It's Time? The First Rodome

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…

St. Joseph’s Stockton Gets A New Hybrid Operating Room

St. Joseph’s Stockton Gets A New Hybrid Operating Room

St. Joseph’s Medical Center (St. Joseph’s) in Stockton, California will soon provide improved imaging services to their patients in the San Joaquin Valley. As a replacement of the existing and aged Catherization Laboratory #1, Nacht & Lewis worked with St. Joseph’s to place…

Project JOE (Jump on Education)

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…

What's On The Boards?

What’s On the Boards?

We are excited to share with you a new section of our website where we will feature projects in progress and highlight various milestone developments on those projects. So much goes into a large scale project far before it is complete and the doors…

Cruising into Jail Construction

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…

2015 AIA Emerging Professionals Awards

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…

Buildings For Change

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…

Learning To Learn Together

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…

Touring the Sacramento County 911 Communications Center

Touring the Sacramento County 911 Communications Center

The Sacramento Convention Center was host to the 2015 Western Regional Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Annual Conference last week. Serving as the largest public safety communications association in the world, the conference offered Communications professionals an opportunity to see vendors…

Allan Hancock's New Industrial Technology Project

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….

So You Want To Be An Architect

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…