We are pleased to introduce you to the three newest additions to Nacht & Lewis!
Senior Project Coordinator
George came to Nacht & Lewis from Indigo Architects in Davis where he was responsible for construction administration on local government projects, including a DMV remodel in Redding, an animal shelter in Tracy and a Sherriff’s Facility for Yuba County. He recenlty passed his Architecture Registration Examination last month to become a licensed architect!
At Nacht & Lewis George will be working with Eric Fadness as a member of the ‘Justice League.’ He and Jim Connerley (another new Project Architect at Nacht & Lewis) are currently having way too much fun tying down deck chairs on the Lake County Correctional Facility Expansion. They’re planning for rough seas ahead just in case it’s not the three hour tour that was promised. Stay tuned.
What brought you to Nacht & Lewis?
I liked the office space, the project mix and the attitude of the people here— professional and technical without taking themselves too seriously. What impressed me most, was the ability of a small firm to not just survive the recession but also to preserve its identity and values.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I graduated last year from the California Farm Academy at the Center for Land Based Learning in Winters where I learned how to speak “farmer”. I’m interested in designing small farms for the new local farmers who are part of the growing farm-to-fork movement. Also despite my coffee and chocolate habits, I’m a bit of a health nut—vegetarian, regular yoga practice, kombucha factory of my very own….
If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?
Kombucha, chips (potato and corn), reading glasses, a stack of New Yorkers, my sketch book and favorite mechanical pencil. I just couldn’t live without any of those three.
Senior Project Manager
Bob came to Nacht & Lewis from KMD Architects in San Francisco where he was a Director and Senior Project Manger for both large scale healthcare projects and international healthcare and commercial projects.
At Nacht & Lewis, Bob will initially be providing project management on Design/Build criteria packages for the Butte County and Amador County Jail expansions. Bob will also be engaged in future project captures for justice, corrections and healthcare projects. Additionally, he will help evolve project management practices for the firm.
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A Disney animator.
What have you learned about yourself in the past 5 years?
I can’t confine this to just the last five years because my growth has been a continuous process of the last 25 years. I learned to trust my fear and understand that my greatest rewards lie just beyond my greatest fears. I’ve also learned to trust God in all aspects of my life.
What makes you laugh the most?
“I Love Lucy” TV shows, classic, timeless and clean.
Senior Project Architect
Shawn came to Nacht & Lewis from STUDIO 4 Design Group where he was attempting a startup firm from the ground up with a focus on healthcare and commercial design-build…and whatever to keep the bank account above zero. Eight years ago John Flath and DeAnn Splinter started conversations to convince him of becoming a Nacht & Lewis asset. Since then, the stars aligned and five years of self-employed-poverty occurred, and now he’s here hoping to become that asset!
At Nacht & Lewis, Shawn will be working on, to start with, healthcare projects: UCDMC Angio EQ Replacement and 3.0T MRI Expansion; St. Joseph Hospital, Stockton; and other undisclosed projects.
What brought you to Nacht & Lewis?
Other than what was mentioned above, it would have to be the people, environment and reputation. Oh, and I always wanted to work for a fellow Duck. Since one of the founders was an University of Oregon grad, that kind of counts.
What is one word you would use to describe yourself as a child?
Only-child….hyphenated words are legally one word, aren’t they?
What is the one thing you love to do and wish you had more time to spend doing?
Travel. My spouse being a flight attendant, I would love to be able to use her – benefits – to experience more countries, cultures and architecture.