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Nacht & Lewis News & Views

We Wheelie Love to Bike!

Dust off your bikes because May is Bike Month! The League of American Bicyclists established Bike Month in 1956, an annual celebration that encourages biking as the main form of transportation. This is an opportunity for everyone to demonstrate the…

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…

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…

Earth Day In Sacramento

Earth Day in Sacramento!

For 45 years now, human beings around the world have been gathering to celebrate planet Earth on April 22nd. According to Wikipedia, “Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to…

Kicking-Off Bike Month in May

Kicking-Off Bike Month in May

Have you heard? May is Bike Month! What is “May is Bike Month”? “May is Bike Month” is a campaign that takes place in the six-county Sacramento Region each year. The focus is to promote bicycle use as a mode of…

2013 Best Green New Construction Award

2013 Best Green New Construction Award

In June of 2013, Nacht & Lewis worked together with all of the Design-Bid-Build partners to complete the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation’s California Men’s Colony, 50-Bed Mental Health Crisis Facility project. On track to receive a LEED Gold Certification,…

Line of Sight: Lorenzo – Embracing the Power of the Sun

Our new video series “Line of Sight” will explore how our staff’s personal interests affect how they approach architecture in the office. Our first video features senior justice planner Lorenzo Lopez. Lorenzo is passionate about sustainability and how the choices…

DGS Central Plant Awards

DGS Central Plant Awards

The awards and recognitions of the Department of General Services (DGS) Central Utility Plant continue: Recently, the CUP received the 2012 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for Sustainable Facilities. This award is “California’s highest environmental honor.” The Plant has also…

CDCR CA Medical Facility in Vacaville Awarded LEED Silver

CDCR CA Medical Facility in Vacaville Awarded LEED Silver

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) 64-bed inpatient mental health treatment facility at California Medical Facility (CMF) in Vacaville has been awarded LEED Silver! You can read more about the facility and award on CDCR Today.