Modesto Water Corp Yard

Project Overview

 The City of Modesto needed a new location to consolidate the Water Services Division from three separate and unsatisfactory locations into a single, well laid out, efficient corporation yard that would facilitate utility maintenance services, increase safety, and provide a better work day environment for City employees.

LDA Partners teamed with a general contractor to provide design-build delivery services to meet the requirements of the 21 acre development. The project has a 19,000sf Administration building for admin, engineering, and field crew divisions. The floor plan is organized around an open office concept that provides flexibility for staff and is flooded with daylight by the north facing floor to ceiling curtain wall and high clerestory windows. The field crew employees are greeted each morning with natural light through the eastern facing windows which look out to the corp yard for easy visual assessment of vehicles and equipment. City staff have direct sight lines to the heavy equipment vehicle gate to provide controlled access thru the secured fence line. Implementing clever design, this building can be easily expanded without any impact on office spaces or circulation.

Other structures on-site include a 12,500sf satellite Parks Maintenance Operation Facility Warehouse and 10,000sf Pole Barn for outdoor covered storage. The Park Ops building houses a shop, locker room, offices, break room, 4,100sf of 24-hour crew areas, and a 5,200sf warehouse. Skylights are provided throughout all spaces for daylighting and energy efficiency.

The site improvements include laydown yard, four-acre spoils stockpile stabilization; vehicle washout and tire clean out area; parking for visitors, staff, and heavy equipment; utility stubs for future expansion of buildings including a future fuel island and vehicle wash building. The civil design contains 100% of storm water run-off on-site which is naturally filtered thru bio-swales and stormwater planters before being diverted to retention basins.

Project Highlights

  • Client: City of Modesto

  • Location: Modesto, California

  • 41,500sf of building improvements

  • 30 heavy-duty equipment stalls

  • 93 light-duty parking stalls

  • 2-acre laydown yard, expandable to 4 acres


Stanislaus Public Safety Center REACT

Project Overview

The REACT (Re-Entry and Enhanced Alternative to Custody Training) Center is a 51,000sf complex located within the 127 acre Stanislaus County Public Safety Center site. The REACT consists of 2 separate buildings connected by a courtyard. The buildings consist of a secure jail housing and less secure public administration building.  The secure areas are CMU and tilt-up construction with less secure areas being more conventionally framed.

The REACT Center siting conforms to a neighborhood plan for the Public Safety Center and takes aesthetic cues from the Public Safety Center Administrative complex across the street, and the adjacent Day Reporting Center.

This space is designed to be the desired destination for detainees. It has a more normalized environment, access to a variety of programs, outdoor areas, and a normalized space for family unification. The Re-Entry building has generous outdoor program spaces available. The campus encourages a normalized environment. The family unification room allows inmates to see their loved ones in a non-detention setting.

LDA Partners teamed with HOK to create schematic design and bridging documents for a Design Build Project Delivery, and remained on the project Team throughout Construction.

Project Highlights

  • Client: County of Stanislaus

  • Location: Modesto, California

  • 51,000 Square Feet


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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


Stockton Metropolitan Airport

Project Overview

The original Stockton Metropolitan Airport was built in the 1960’s.  In order to accommodate post 9/11 FAA security requirements and a growing number of travelers, LDA was hired to design a new 367 passenger hold room, security area, restrooms, concession services and to address other security upgrades throughout the facility.  This project included a 7,500 SF addition and remodel of the existing 1,000 SF space.

The project was complex.  There were multiple stakeholders: airport management, FAA, TSA, City, Homeland Security, and separate fire jurisdictions.  LDA not only was able to successfully lead the complex stakeholder group to consensus, but expedited the project, thus facilitating funding for the project.  The airport has realized a significant rise in revenue through additional passengers being served and flights being accommodated.

Project Highlights

  • Client: County of San Joaquin

  • Location: Stockton, California

  • 7,500 sf

  • AIA, Sierra Valley: Honor Award for Excellence in Design


Stanislaus Public Works Vehicle Maintenance

Project Overview

LDA Partners design for the County’s new 30,000 SF shop building brings the Public Works services group into the 21st Century. The new facility consolidates the sign, roads, bridges, and vehicle maintenance divisions under one roof for the first time in decades. 

This pre-engineered metal building features an expansive shed roof, covered drive-thru canopy, and a generous amount of daylighting through a continuous clerestory and 14’-0” laminated glass sectional doors area. This design strategy allows for comfortable light levels to work on equipment while reducing energy costs from light fixtures. The location also features a 5-ton bridge crane traversing the radiantly heated shop floor, allowing easier maneuverability of large equipment. 

Located adjacent to the Stanislaus County Public Works Administration Building, LDA designed an outdoor plaza with Santa Maria style grille and covered seating and eating area. This plaza is large enough to accommodate the entire Public Works department staff and is used for quarterly department wide meetings as well as regional public works functions.

Project Highlights

  • Client: County of Stanislaus

  • Location: Modesto, California

  • 30,000 sf

Manteca Transit Center

Project Overview

The Manteca Transit Station has become the jewel of downtown.  The new 10,000 sf building was designed with an architectural vernacular harkening back to the classic rail period and is reminiscent of the classic ‘Grand Central Station feel’, including a large clock tower. The new building is the main headquarters of the Manteca Transit Authority and includes an adjacent bus station for both local and regional transit operations.  The building also includes an upscale community center used for special events and meetings – including a great hall, outdoor patio and courtyard and full kitchen facilities.  Always being mindful of the use of community funds, LDA developed a design solution that saved the City using simple construction techniques while incorporating aesthetically appropriate materials.

Project Highlights

  • Client: City of Manteca

  • Location: Manteca, California

  • 10,000 sf

  • Brick in Architecture Award, Silver Award

  • AIA, Sierra Valley: Merit Award


Manteca Vehicle Maintenance

Project overview

LDA Partners designed a new 21,000 SF fleet maintenance facility for the City of Manteca.  The building includes 10 repair bays (1 in-ground heavy lift), tire shop & storage, machine / welding room, parts & equipment storage, battery storage, monorail trolley, training & lunch room and office & restrooms.

LDA programmed the building to achieve maximum efficiency for the facility’s operation, including positioning multiple vehicle lifts around a center monorail - allowing for ease of moving parts and machinery around the facility.  In addition, durable, low maintenance materials were chosen for the building including metal siding & roofing and CMU in order to reduce maintenance costs for the ongoing operation of the complex.

Project Highlights

  • Client: City of Manteca

  • Location: Manteca, California

  • 21,000 sf


Nevada County Operations Center

Project overview

LDA Partners was instrumental in guiding the County to develop their first ground-up project in over fifteen years. The new Operations Center consolidates fleet maintenance, transit, and roads divisions to a single address and encourages a more efficient workflow and interaction between staff.

The site improvement area is 9.0 acres on a sloping parcel with terraced levels and retaining walls. Parking for heavy equipment vehicles, full sized buses, transit vans and light-duty trucks are provided in separate parking areas on site. A de-mudding and vehicle wash building are also incorporated into the project to maintain the cleanliness. A sand barn with covered material bins is also incorporated into the project to facilitate winter road care.

The main structure is a pre-engineered metal building that houses administration offices, crew rooms, and fleet maintenance operations. Clerestory windows and skylights sends daylighting to the shop with eight heavy-equipment bays and four light-duty bays. The roof structure of all buildings are designed for future solar panel installations. The patterned CMU wainscot provides a durable surface that is required of a corporation yard.

Project Highlights

  • 28,300 Square Feet

  • Client: County of Nevada

  • Location: Nevada County, California

  • 6,000sf equipment platform

  • 12 maintenance bays


Lathrop Generations Center

Project Overview

When the City of Lathrop identified their need for a new teen center, they turned to LDA.  This project commenced with LDA conducting a feasibility study to evaluate the viability of converting an existing house into the new teen center.  When the feasibility study demonstrated that the house was not a viable option, the City identified a site where a new teen center could be built.  The City also expanded the project to include a new library as part of the scope.

LDA held a series of interactive meetings and community programming sessions as the basis of the design process.  The new site also allowed for outdoor spaces where we designed the nation’s first public Parkour course.  The new teen center and library complex satisfy both community needs and create a hub of community activity for the local youth.

Project highlights

  • Client: City of Lathrop

  • Location: Lathrop, California

  • 9,600 Square Feet

  • AIA, Sierra Valley: Honor Award for Excellence in Design


Chase Family Athletic Fitness Center

Project Overview

The design of the St. Mary's High School Athletic Physical Development and Conditioning Center included conditioning space, classroom, men’s and women’s Varsity, J.V. locker rooms, a training room, and coach’s center.  

LDA worked closely with the faculty, coaches and administrators to design a new 14,500 SF facility that offers space for student-athlete training and encourages healthy lifestyles/fitness training/education. The facility was also designed to provide college-bound/professional athletes a private facility for training.

In addition to meeting all the pragmatic requirements, the complex was designed for maximum durability. The interior spaces incorporate natural light to bring the exterior environment indoors. LDA also developed design strategies to meet an aggressive construction schedule.

Project Highlights

  • Client: St. Mary’s High School

  • Location: Stockton, California

  • 14,500 sf


A.G. Spanos Building

Project Overview

Designed as the corporate headquarters for the A.G. Spanos Companies, this new Class A, five-story, 150,000 SF office building is an iconic building in North Stockton.  Alex G. Spanos, a nationally recognized developer and owner of the San Diego Chargers, challenged LDA to design this building to reflect the company’s corporate image while adhering to the company’s budget constraints.  LDA’s design achieved all the A.G Spanos Companies goals.  The building features lease office space for outside tenants, a penthouse suite for the A.G. Spanos Companies headquarters office, their 6,000 SF fitness facility, and a roof mounted helipad.

Project Highlights

  • Client: A.G. Spanos Company

  • Location: Stockton, California

  • Five stories, 150,000 sf

  • City of Stockton, Planning Commission, Award of Excellence


McKinleyville Teen Center

project overview

LDA Partners designed a 6,500 SF addition for the existing McKinleyville Teen Center.  Work commenced with extensive community meetings with various stakeholders - adults, teens and community leader groups - to clearly identify all facility needs.  As part of the programming process, new space needs were identified including a community kitchen, teen activity spaces, teen study spaces, as well music rooms, and “outdoor rooms”.  Through LDA’s creative design process all space needs were accommodated with the existing budget funded through a local bond.

Project Highlights

  • AIA Sierra Valley: Design Merit Award

  • Client: McKinleyville Community Service District

  • Location: McKinleyville, California

  • 6,500 sf

Manteca Transit Center

Project Overview

The Manteca Transit Station has become the jewel of downtown.  The new 10,000 sf building was designed with an architectural vernacular harkening back to the classic rail period and is reminiscent of the classic ‘Grand Central Station feel’, including a large clock tower. The new building is the main headquarters of the Manteca Transit Authority and includes an adjacent bus station for both local and regional transit operations.  The building also includes an upscale community center used for special events and meetings – including a great hall, outdoor patio and courtyard and full kitchen facilities.  Always being mindful of the use of community funds, LDA developed a design solution that saved the City using simple construction techniques while incorporating aesthetically appropriate materials.

Project Highlights

  • Client: City of Manteca

  • Location: Manteca, California

  • 10,000 sf

  • Brick in Architecture Award, Silver Award

  • AIA, Sierra Valley: Merit Award


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


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: County of San Mateo

  • Location: San Mateo, California

  • 31,500 Square Feet


Elk Grove Animal Shelter

Wine and Roses Registration Building

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 Inn & Spa

  • 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: California Department of General Services

  • Location: Grass Valley, California

  • 8,000sf building footprint