American Red Cross & United Way Headquarters


Folsom Boulevard and Watt Avenue, Sacramento, CA  

Client/Owner: United Way / American Red Cross / Buzz Oates Enterprises

These two-story buildings were "turnkey" projects by the developer who provided the design, construction and financing for both. Upon completion, the developer delivered the title to United Way and the American Red Cross with a 20-year payment schedule. Both buildings are wood framed with tile exteriors and are at an accessible and prominent Sacramento location. 

UC Davis Outpatient Medical Clinic

The facility is part of the UC Davis Primary Care Network. The 18,400 square foot building replaced a clinic located in a multi-tenant office building. The clinic serves patients in the Rancho Cordova, Capital Village, Rosemont & Gold River areas. The building is located in a planned development retail center. As such, the architecture had to echo the style of the existing buildings within the center.

The clinic houses 32 exam rooms, procedure rooms, blood lab, x-ray suite, offices for 14 physicians, nurses stations for 12 nurses & office space for 20 additional staff. Finding the balance between the critical caregivers areas and the patient and family zones, was a main element in the design of this suburban Medical Clinic.

Soothing colors and space defining floor patterns flow outward from the active core open nursing stations, and into the patient rooms and waiting areas, providing a happy, uplifting environment for healing. The refreshing but calming neutral palette serves as a canvas for all the colors in the space; the blues, the greens, and the brown tones reflect the positive energy.


3201 Data Drive, Rancho Cordova, California

Client: Merlone Geier Partners