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Drowning Accident Rescue Team (DART)

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…

Healthcare Symposium 2019

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…

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…

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…

The New Benchmark in Sustainable Design

The New Benchmark in Sustainable Design

In college, we referred to sustainable design strategies as “passive solar”- a means of “living lightly with the earth.” In 1993, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) was founded. The USGBC introduced the LEED program, which stands for Leadership in…

Canstruction at the AIACV Experience Architecture Week

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…

Sights From the Top of Sacramento

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…

Celebrating Architecture Through the Lens of Our Region

Celebrating Architecture Through the Lens of Our Region

The American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter’s (AIACV) second annual Central Valley Regional Architecture Festival is just one day away! Over the next 10 days, over 2,000 attendees, architects and community members alike will partake in a variety of events and activities to…