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

Cristo Rey Sacramento High School

CJA worked with an existing office building to create a new home for Christo Rey Sacramento High School. The services for this 48,000 s.f. project included programming, entitlement processing, tenant improvements and interior design. The big challenge tackled by our architects was gaining approval through the City of Sacramento for the change in use from an office to an educational facility.

Major upgrades were made to the existing building's systems, including HVAC, electrical and fire suppression. New spaces include a large multi-purpose room, a kitchen , administrative offices, counseling center and classrooms. Laboratories for physics, science, biology, and art were also added.

Pops of school color can be spotted throughout the campus and the big, bright classrooms are equipped to provide students with all they need to succeed.


8475 Jackson Road, Sacramento, CA

Client: Christo Rey High School