Saint John's Program for Real Change

Saint John's Program for Real Change was constructed in a former office/warehouse building purchased from Buzz Oates. Working together with numerous community groups and donors, CJA obtained planning and building department approval for a 22,790 square foot 122 bed temporary residential facility including 31 bedrooms, a full commercial kitchen, childcare, classroom and exercise space along with two outdoor recreational areas for both toddlers and older children.

The project required extensive code analysis, a change in use, division of existing parcels, a change in property ownership and a conditional use permit. Relocating from a smaller facility has allowed Saint John’s to serve a larger clientele and continue to offer a diverse range of services to empower local women in need to create better lives for themselves and their families.

Currently under construction is a campus expansion that will provide an additional 22 bedrooms to the Program! 

Sacramento, California

Client: St John's Program for Real Change / Buzz Oates Construction

Capri Creek Apartments

Capri Creek Apartments consists of 100 units, located on five acres, near the Branch campus of Santa Rosa Junior College in Petaluma, California. The project incorporates a Mediterranean architectural theme through the use of cement plaster walls, tile roofs, and various building forms that are articulated by a multitude of exterior wall colors. The units themselves, ranging in size from 710 square feet to 1,300 square feet, and one to three bedrooms, are designed in a flow through plan with outdoor patios and balconies, arranged to take advantage of orientation and views.

The complex includes numerous amenities, such as a full service clubhouse with fitness center, pool, spa, and meeting rooms. Also, cable and internet ready connections are provided in every unit within the apartment community. Other highlights are the numerous outdoor gathering spaces, an outdoor barbeque area and a children's play area with built-in playground equipment.


1900 Sestri Lane, Petaluma, California

Client: Capri Creek Association