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

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


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


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


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


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