Caltrans Regional Admin Project

Project Overview

This new 9,500 SF, single-story office building was a build to suit for the regional office of Cal Trans. The design continued the industrial development style including bold colors and materials, while being framed out of a pre-engineered metal building. The extensive use of ribbed metal siding, exterior shade devices, and energy efficient glazing incorporates many aspects of sustainable design. It also continues the City of Stockton’s redevelopment program as a signature component of the enhanced waterfront.

Our team participated with the State form the beginning performing programming of the departmental needs and continued through the building design and construction.

Project Highlights

  • Client: Caltrans

  • Location: Stockton, California

  • 9,500 sf


Lodi Transit Vehicle Maintenance Facility

Project Overview

The Lodi Transit Vehicle Maintenance Facility houses both office and shop space for the City of Lodi within 17,500 square feet. A CMU wainscot helps protect the lower structure against damage. The office portion is wood framed within the limits of the metal building envelope. There are separate areas for welding, hazardous materials storage, as well as the typical shop spaces. A recessed parallelogram lift is used for the more heavy-department vehicles. A monorail system allows for movement of heavy parts and equipment around the facility.

Project Highlights

  • Client: City of Lodi

  • Location: Lodi, California

  • 17,500 sf


Lodi Transit Vehicle Maintenance Facility

Project Overview

The Lodi Transit Vehicle Maintenance Facility houses both office and shop space for the City of Lodi within 17,500 square feet. A CMU wainscot helps protect the lower structure against damage. The office portion is wood framed within the limits of the metal building envelope. There are separate areas for welding, hazardous materials storage, as well as the typical shop spaces. A recessed parallelogram lift is used for the more heavy-department vehicles. A monorail system allows for movement of heavy parts and equipment around the facility.

Project Highlights

  • Client: City of Lodi

  • Location: Lodi, California

  • 17,500 sf

Lathrop Police Department

Project Highlights

  • Client: Rover Islands

  • Location: River Islands, Lathrop, California

  • 15,100 sf


Stockton DMV

Project Overview

This project presented a unique challenge – how to informally partner the State of California, a private developer and the City of Stockton to come together to design and build a new DMV facility that would not only satisfy the functional operation of the State but also act as a catalyst for revitalization for the City.

LDA, being experts in building consensus amongst stakeholder groups, employed their public outreach skills and was able to bring the three parties together to achieve a common goal.

LDA’s design of the new facility not only met all DMV operational requirements, but achieved LEED Silver.  In addition, being highly visible from the freeway, the new building has had a positive effect on the area, now with adjacent development starting to flourish.

Project Highlights

  • Client: State of California

  • Location: Stockton, California

  • 15,000 sf

  • City of Stockton, Planning Commission, Award of Excellence

  • LEED Gold


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


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


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


Corporate Branding

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