“Founded in Stockton in 1979, LDA Partners, Inc. has now opened a second office in Sacramento as part of their strategic growth. This full-service architecture, construction administration and land planning firm serves both the public and private sectors, with projects throughout California and Hawaii.
“At 27 people, we’re a smaller firm, but we nimbly compete with the larger local firms,” says William Oren, director of architecture. “Our size translates to a tight, close-working team that benefits from the training and mentoring that are part of our company culture. We’re also a principal-led firm, and our leaders themselves readily engage with clients and bring their expertise to projects, giving our work a personal touch.”
The firm’s breadth of work spans community, commercial, education, transportation, health care and institutional markets and includes projects from auto dealerships and hotels to office buildings, schools, animal shelters and medical clinics. Throughout their nearly 45 years in business, LDA Partners has provided their services on numerous public projects for cities like Stockton, Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto and counties throughout California.
Cost escalation and market volatility are current industry-wide challenges, but Oren notes, “In our long history, we’ve managed many projects with undersized budgets and see it as an opportunity for creative problem solving rather than as a setback. For us, design is not an overlay, it’s a solution, and we leverage innovative design skills so projects can move forward.” The firm also excels at helping overcome public reticence on projects with those creative solutions and strategic messaging.
The new Sacramento office reflects the ongoing growth of LDA Partners as the firm looks to add both clients and team members. “We’re very focused on community building and are looking to form new partnerships with municipalities and private developers,” says Oren. “As we continue to grow, our mission remains the same: to help our clients build community, creating places for people to come together and create strong connections.”