East Bay Mazda Dealership

Project overview

LDA Partners was selected as the design/build architect because of our vast experience with design/build delivery and our inherent interest in auto dealership design. This project reimagines an existing warehouse complex of two buildings and two acres on the dealership boulevard into a new Mazda Sales and Service center totaling approximately 40,500sf.

Approximately 20 percent of the existing pre-cast concrete structure was demolished for the inclusion of vast curtain wall systems to display the New and Used Car Studio and Jewel Box. The Sales building has been remodeled to improve the customer experience while providing necessary space for employees. These spaces include administration offices, break room, detailing bay, car wash bay, conference room, manager’s and owner office, service reception bay, and comfortable customer lounge spaces.

The site was reworked to provide 14 visitor stalls and 112 inventory stalls. All mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems were completely upgraded to provide sufficient service for the new use. Existing skylights were incorporated into the design to provide natural daylighting throughout the spaces. By implementing the design intent documents, LDA incorporated the extensive use of glass, high-end finishes, technology, and clean design lines to reimagine both buildings into a state-of-the-art dealership to service the community and region.

Project Highlights

  • Location: San Leandro, California

  • New Car Sales building: 13,500 sf

  • Used Car and Service building: 27,000 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


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

Lathrop Police Department

Project Highlights

  • Client: Rover Islands

  • Location: River Islands, Lathrop, California

  • 15,100 sf


Stanislaus Transportation 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


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


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 Administration Building

Project Overview

After extensive interviews and design workshops, LDA Partners developed a space plan and building design for a new 19,000 SF Public Works Administration building.  The plan not only met the County’s functional and life-cycle requirements, but also resulted in a reorganized six department division allowing for much more efficient and productive workflow.  The new building includes an open daylight environment with every office and workstation having a view to the outside.  This not only reduces the electrical load but also increases office morale. Smart conference rooms are located in multiple spaces within the facility.  The exterior building design reflects the industrial aesthetic envisioned by the client.

Project Highlights

  • Client: County of Stanislaus

  • Location: Modesto, California

  • 19,000 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


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


Stanislaus Day Reporting Center

Project Overview

As part of California’s AB 900 realignment program, LDA Partners lead the design for the Stainslaus County Day Reporting Center, which was part of the County's overall Public Safety Center Expansion. As the first Day Reporting Center constructed under AB 900, this project combines common program elements and effectively established a new model for Day Reporting facilities. Consisting of primary and secondary classroom and program space, substance testing, computer and administrative functions, the Day Reporting Center is a new beginning for many of those put on parole.

Project Highlights

  • Client: County of Stanislaus

  • Location: Modesto, California

  • 14,000 Square Feet

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

  • Concrete Masonry Association of California & Nevada, Design Merit Award


Tracy DMV

Project Overview

LDA’s challenge on this project was how to design a LEED Gold DMV facility for the State as economically as possible in order to meet the financial deal put forth by the developer for the building.  LDA employed a creative approach that satisfied both stakeholders’ goals.  The result is a new 10,000 SF building meeting the DMV functional program, all sustainability goals and developer requirements.  Featuring extensive use of natural daylighting in the building prompted one local reporter to write, “It’s a great place to stand in line”.

Project Highlights

  • Client: State of California

  • Location: Tracy, California

  • 10,000 sf

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

  • LEED Gold


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