Projects

The Black Book

When Leonard Starks first started this firm 100 years ago, he kept a single “black book” that listed all of his projects. The book was recorded by Mr. Starks’ lifelong secretary, Bernice Garobotta. At the time, a typewrite was the…

A-Z of Nacht & Lewis Projects

Celebrate our anniversary by looking at the different projects that has transformed our firm to who we are today from A – Z.  A for Alhambra Theatre Completion Date: 1927 | Location: Sacramento, CA  Once named the ‘Showplace of Sacramento’…

Asian American Pacific Islander Architects

As Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage month comes to an end, we would like to pay tribute to the those who have made a great contribution to America’s architectural history. The month of May celebrates two significant milestones for…

Heroes in the Making

Within the last decade, there has been a noticeable increase in schools developing public safety career technical education programs in our public schools. School officials and local communities have recognized the need for more career paths to prepare young students…

The Builder/Architect Relationship: Things to Remember to Make It Work

Before entering the architecture industry, I began my career as a union carpenter building custom homes and commercial projects. I worked with architects, engineers, and consultants discussing plan sets and specifications. During that period, I was able to obtain a…

Napa County Re-Entry Facility

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Napa County Re-Entry project occurred with pomp and circumstance on Friday, February 1st and included the Chief of Probation, Chief of Corrections, Members of the Napa County Board of Supervisors, as well as distinguished members…

A Tale of Two Clinics

Nacht & Lewis has been working with UCSF since 2003. In our 15-year relationship we’ve had the privilege of working on three significant healthcare programs that needed to be moved from the Parnassus campus over to the new campus in…

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…

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…

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…

Designing for America’s Finest

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…

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…

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…

VA Mather emergency entrance

VA Mather Gets a New Emergency Department

Have you heard the news!? The brand new Emergency Department at the Sacramento VA Medical Center opened this past Tuesday with a lot of excitement. To celebrate the opening of this new, and much needed resource, the VA used the 50th anniversary commemoration of…