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 Unified School District

  • Location: Manteca, California

  • 9,950 Square Feet


Sequoia Elementary School

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The campus wide modernization to one of the oldest schools in Manteca Unified School District touches every aspect of the existing campus.  The new construction will re-orient the campus with a new front door for better and safer student, parent  and bus access, essentially flipping the campus 180 degrees.  The project includes 30,000 sf of new classrooms, covering all ages from K-8, a new media center, and a new administrative wing and computer lab.  Aesthetic cues were taken from a relatively “new MP building” centered near the new “front door”.  Additional upgrades include access improvements in some of the older classroom wings and a new campus wide notification system and fire alarm upgrade

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Client: Manteca USD

  • Location: Manteca, California

  • Classroom Building, 11,800 sf

Buck Hall

Project Overview

LDA Partners was chosen to design the Frank and Eva Buck Memorial Hall for the Conservatory of Music for the University of the Pacific.  This project represents the conclusion of the original campus master plan developed in the 1920’s. 

Respecting the historical nature of the campus and award winning design standards, the building incorporates both traditional and modern design elements.  It includes two large and two mid-sized classrooms, twelve teaching studios, conference room, and support functions. It also includes vocal and instrumental classrooms and studios.  Acoustical and performance qualities were critical – including minimizing sound transmission between spaces while at the same time providing performance level sound quality in designated spaces.

Project Highlights

  • Client: University of the Pacific
  • Location: Stockton, California
  • Two stories, 14,000 sf
  • AIA, Sierra Valley: Honor Award for Excellence in Design
  • City of Stockton, Planning Commission: Award of Excellence

Baun Student Fitness Center

Project Overview

This new 12,000 SF addition and complete renovation to the 17,000 SF fitness facility, on the University of the Pacific campus, features open exercise areas, racquetball courts, individual rooms for group activities and yoga, a rock climbing wall and kayak/boat rentals.  LDA involved the local student body in the design process to fully understand their needs as well as researching comparable University fitness facilities.  Our creative design met the expectations of the students and fosters the development of whole person wellness, while at the same time simultaneously meeting the limited budget available through campus planning.

Project Highlights

  • Client: University of the Pacific
  • Location: Stockton, California
  • 12,000 sf 
  • AIA, Sierra Valley: Honor Award for Excellence in Design
  • City of Stockton, Planning Commission: Award of Excellence

Alex & Geri Verschagin Alumni House

Project Overview

After years of the UOP Alumni Association and Board of Regents contemplating the design of a new Alumni House, LDA was brought in to execute the project. Housing artifacts and memorabilia relating the history of the University, this project included many stakeholder groups with differing opinions as to how a new Alumni House should be designed.  LDA brought all stakeholders together, facilitating discussions to reach consensus.  The resulting design responds to the architectural heritage of the campus and exemplifies the features of the collegiate gothic design style.  This historically correct yet modern building achieved LEED Gold certification and is a destination for students and alumni alike.

Project Highlights

  • Client: University of the Pacific

  • Location: Stockton, California

  • Two stories, 10,000 sf

  • City of Stockton, Planning Commission, Award of Excellence

  • LEED Gold Certification, US Green Building Council


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


Regional Environmental Study Center

Project Overview

The Regional Environmental Study Center (RESC) has become a showcase for teaching and training about sustainability, energy consumption and other aspects of what it means to be environmentally conscious in today’s world. This 3,000 SF modular building was a collaboration between LDA, American Modular Systems and the Manteca USD. Through careful guidance, LDA was able to bring competing ideas and input together to create this sustainability showcase for the district. Specific educational classes and training are provided, addressing energy consumption/reliance, use of rainwater for irrigation, solar, natural sun shading, and demonstration of eco-friendly materials and systems:  low flow fixtures, low VOC materials, energy star appliances, LED lighting and auto sensors, solar hot water, and radiant barriers.

Project Highlights

  • Manteca Unified School District

  • Manteca, California

  • 3,500 sf

  • LEED Gold


A.G. Spanos Stadium & Press Box

Project Overview

The 450 SF press box replacement at Lincoln High School’s A.G. Spanos Stadium presented quite a design challenge.  The previous press box sat elevated above a 10-foot wide berm which also served as the main entrance pathway to the stadium.  A large stadium light pole also runs directly through the press box location.  Access compliance was paramount because this is a school and joint-use community facility. LDA’s creative design includes a cantilevered structure that wraps around the light pole, has fully operable windows allowing occupants to better experience the open-air sight and sounds of the game yet provides shelter from inclement weather.  The press box glazing is also canted 10 degrees for improved visibility and glare reduction and includes a state-of-the-art public address system.  The LDA design has become an iconic symbol of both Lincoln High and the district at large.

Project Highlights

  • Client: Lincoln Unified School District
  • Location: Stockton, California
  • 450 sf 
  • AIA, Sierra Valley: Honor Award for Excellence in Design
  • Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute: Honor Award