Office Culture

Staff Spotlight: Jackie Son

Say hello to Jackie Son, the newest member to the Marketing Department at Nacht & Lewis! 1. What is your job at Nacht & Lewis and how long have you been doing it? I started five months ago as the…

Staff Spotlight: Stephanie Smith

Say hello to Stephanie Smith, our newest staff member at Nacht & Lewis! 1. What is your job at Nacht & Lewis and how long have you been doing it? Senior Project Coordinator. I have been with N&L since January…

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…

Leonard F. Starks and His Watercolors

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…

2018 Staff Promotions

January 2018 Staff Promotions

Congratulations are in order for our staff members who received promotions this month. Well done all!  DeAnn Splinter – Senior Project Manager, Associate Principal Eric Sifuentes – Senior Project Coordinator, Associate Eric Tien – Senior Project Coordinator, Associate Julie Bettencourt…

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 “Reimagining the ED” to be held at the Healthcare Symposium in Austin, Texas. On an…

Core Values Series: Cultivate Optimism

Core Values Series: Cultivate Optimism

In the final edition of our Core Values Series, we asked our staff what “Cultivate Optimism“ means to them (including some gardening metaphors): The way to cultivate optimism is to meticulously prepare the ground with discipline, plant the kernel of…

Core Values Series: Guided By Integrity

Core Values Series: Guided By Integrity

In this edition of our Core Values Series, we asked our staff what “Guided by Integrity“ means to them. Doing the right thing . . . even if it means swallowing your pride and admitting you were wrong. Guided by…

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

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…

Happy Father’s Day!

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….

Happy Mother's Day

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…

What Do Architects Do?

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…

Get to Know the President : Mike Parrott, AIA

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…

2017 Staff Promotions

2017 Staff Promotions

Congratulations to our team members! Mike Parrott | President Mike Smith | Associate Principal DeAnn Splinter | Associate Principal Lorenzo Lopez | Associate Principal Elizabeth Hawks McBride | Project Coordinator Yesenia Watkins | Senior Design Technician Rhonda Pettit | Director of Personnel Anthony Arroyo | Office…

Staff Spotlight: Michele Hausauer

Staff Spotlight: Michele Hausauer

Say hello to Michele Hausauer, our latest staff member addition at Nacht & Lewis! 1. What is your job at Nacht & Lewis and how long have you been doing it? Senior Project Coordinator and I’ve been here a little of…

Core Values Series: Empower the Team

Core Values Series: Empower the Team

In our third month of our Core Values Series, we ask our staff what our core value, “Empower the Team”, means to them. Asking each staff member about Nacht & Lewis’ core values has been so interesting and eye opening…

Staff Spotlight: Jami M. Godkin

Staff Spotlight: Jami M. Godkin

Say hello to Jami M. Godkin, Marketing Manager and resident animal-lover at Nacht & Lewis!   1. What is your job at Nacht & Lewis and how long have you been doing it? Marketing Manager and I’ve been here two…

California Education: Prop 51

California Education: Prop 51

The Kindergarten Through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016, or Proposition 51, is a really big name for, “Let’s help better educate our kids”! On November 8, 2016, California voters will be faced with the decision to…