San Mateo Animal Shelter

Project overview

The building is focused around two simple, yet elegant central gable forms. The form responds to the surrounding environment, does not overpower the adjacent park site and reflects the ideals of the Shelter. Aesthetically the design can be described as low profile, soothing, and welcoming at a pedestrian scale. The building is a hybrid construction with the main administrative spaces to be built from wood stud framing with gang-nail trusses while the animal housing areas are built of concrete masonry for sound isolation and extreme durability. This hybrid solution represents the most cost effect type of construction around. The simple use of the main building forms along with the selected materials provide for a simple civic architecture the responds primarily to the need of the users and visitors. The overall design provides a functional yet easy layout to navigate respective adjacencies and public and private areas.

Project Highlights

  • Client: San Mateo Animal Shelter
  • Location: San Mateo, California
  • 31,500 Square Feet

Elk Grove Animal Shelter

Project overview

 

Project Highlights

  • Client: Elk Grove Animal Shelter
  • Location: Elk Grove, California
  • 23,860 Square Feet

Wine and Roses Lobby

Project overview

A very simple, yet elegant project, the new registration lobby at Wine & Roses County Inn, consists of 1,118 sf. Yet within the small footprint, the project helps create a portal into the overall campus of the boutique hotel.  Inside a modern yet chic, farmhouse theme matches the existing hotel interior.  Outside, the stone and a smooth stucco finish create a warm and inviting entry to the hotel complex

Project Highlights

  • It’s now known as “the porch”
  • Client: Wine and Roses
  • Location: Woodbridge, California

Grass Valley DMV

Project overview

This Department of Motor Vehicles replacement field office facility located in Grass Valley, California represents a continuing commitment to sustainable building design by the State of California.  The building is approximately 8,000 sf single story to be constructed (ground up) as a new stare owned facility by DMV. During design both DMV and DGS elected to pursue a “zero net energy” (ZNE) methodology.  The building envelope and environmental systems maximize thermal and energy efficiency, natural daylighting was increased, and the photovoltaic system eliminated dependency on the electrical utility. Our team was  responsible for complete planning and design for the building, site, and DMV improvements based upon program requirements provide by DGS and DMV. Our firm also provided the LEED consulting  throughout the design process. 

Project Highlights

  • Completion February 2018
  • Client: Nevada County
  • Location: Grass Valley, California
  • 28,300sf building footprint
  • 6,000sf equipment platform
  • 12 maintenance bays

Nevada County Operations Center

Project overview

The site improvement area is approximately 9.0 acres on a sloping parcel. The design creates terrace levels with retaining walls for truck parking and the heavy equipment and materials storage yard. The site will also park 16 full size buses and 6 transit vans. A de-mudding pad and wash shed are also incorporated into the project to maintain the cleanliness of the vehicles. Right-of-way improvements and bus stops at the entry drive will provide easier site access for pedestrians and vehicles.  The project also consists of a alternate EOC for the County

Project Highlights

  • 28,300 Square Feet
  • Client: Nevada County
  • Location: Nevada County, California

Manteca High School Career Technology Education Classrooms

Project overview

Responding to a District request to break the norm of the same old, same old, the new CTE wing as Manteca High School is a mixed spaced of learning labs, coupled with physical science labs, including full fume hoods and technical science amenities, as well as  traditional classrooms, but with a more modern aesthetic.  Totaling just over 10,000 sf this wing replaces a series of modulars that were literally falling apart and unusable.

Project Highlights

  • Client: Manteca High School
  • Location: Manteca, California
  • 9,950 Square Feet

BAC – Concord

Project overview

This 2,795 sf tenant improvement for a local bank posed a common problem for commercial improvements.  How can the client create its own identity in a non-descript retail space knowing that no exterior improvements will take place?  The architect’s solution in this case, was to create a visually striking interior space that becomes its own.

The main feature is a custom designed and built ceiling system that helps define the public spaces and creates an individual identity even within the clients own branch system. The balance of interior finishes from carpeting to tile, play off the textures of the ceiling treatments & reinforce the design elements.

Project Highlights

  • AIA Sierra Valley: Design Citation Award
  • Client: BAC Community Banks
  • Location: Concord, California
  • 2,795 Square Feet

Scotto Family Tasting Room

Project overview

The Scotto Family, a long time regional wine maker, chose to bring their wine and cider products to the public in an upscale downtown Lodi gathering location. The site, a neglected structure on Lodi’s popular School Street, was restored.  The existing brick walls were exposed within the interior space.  The street façade was re-purposed to include a new canopy and signage, and a fully expanding glass “lanai” wall, fully inviting the passerby to participate the sounds of the interior action. The family’s desire to create not only a venue for their generational wines and cider, but also an active gathering spot in Lodi’s resurgent downtown, has been a huge success. 

Project Highlights

  • The tasting room has become a destination in Downtown Lodi
  • Client: Scotto Cellars
  • Location: Lodi, California
  • 1,600 Square Feet

Wine & Roses Registration Building

Project overview

 

Project Highlights

  • Client: Wine & Roses Inn & Spa
  • Location: Lodi, California
  • 1,118 Square Feet

BAC - Tracy

Project Overview

This small 2,314 sf tenant improvement and façade renovation project, located in the “old” downtown of Tracy, was envisioned to not only help kick start and revitalize development in a blighted area, but to also establish a precedent in restoration in the neighborhood. Working with the City’s façade improvement program, along with the building landlord, who was responsible for the exterior improvements; and the Bank, who was responsible for the interior improvements, the architect team created a seamless improvement that brought back the luster of an architectural gem of yesteryear. Interior finish cues were taken from the context of the building history, incorporating wainscoting, trims and ceiling details typical of the era, coupled with the modern needs of the tenant. On the exterior, several layers of unsympathetic addition and “renovations” were removed to get back to the original brickwork.  A new exposed steel transom was installed to create a focal point for the entry, and act as a highlight to the brick facade.  In areas where brick was missing, new brick was reviewed to ensure it matches the texture and tone of the existing.

Project Highlights

  • AIA Sierra Valley: Honor Award for Design Excellence
  • Client: BAC Community Banks
  • Location: Tracy, California
  • 2,314 Square Feet

Sanguinetti Residence

PROJECT OVERVIEW

A rural orchard setting in the Central Valley offered an opportunity create this European revival estate.  The challenge was to unify a sprawling 6,000 sf home and develop a cohesive living environment with panoramic views to the surrounding orchards.

The main entry includes a dramatic circular stair to the upper level.  A second (rear) stair connects the upper level bedroom concourse with the family area and kitchen. This becomes the primary connection for family members.  

The living spaces gaze at the terracne and expansive “competitive” pool area and to the orchards beyond.

A dramatic sense of arrival was achieved by the use of a thematic tower element and barrel trellis.  Clay tile roofing, modeled plaster walls, and iron grillwork and detailing complete the exterior character.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Completed: 2012
  • Location: Central Valley, California
  • Size: 6,000 sf