State of California Bureau of Automotive Repair

The State of California, Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) building was developed as a turn-key for lease Design/Build office and testing laboratory, as a LEED NC Silver facility. Based upon an extensive multi-tier program, this 105,964 square foot building provides administrative offices, engineering, investigative, and public meeting functions as well as a fully equipped automotive testing laboratory for the State's emissions testing agency. The building incorporates site and pre-cast concrete wall panels, stone veneer elements, and prominent metal panel features to articulate main entrance points.

The facility incorporates full scale perimeter security and CCTV monitoring. The building includes warehouse spaces, laboratory, vehicle storage, and on-site amenities such as outdoor patio/gathering areas and access to adjacent public park areas and regional bicycle paths.


10949 North Mather Blvd, Rancho Cordova, CA

Client: Zinfandel Bar, LLC

Gateway Office Building

This 68,654 square foot, two-story office building is not your average tilt-up concrete speculative structure. Clean, contemporary design, and attention to detail contribute to its functionality and aesthetic appeal. The exterior materials palette is rich with varying shades of red thin brick, copper colored storefront, and solar bronze tinted glazing. The building entries are articulated with grand metal panel clad buttresses bisected by strong horizontal canopies beneath which the polished and inviting lobby is revealed through the aluminum and glass curtain wall system. Cast-in architectural reveals and copper duck bill escutcheons are a few of the many details that add visual interest and character to a building framed by casual entry plazas and beautiful landscaping.


2804 Gateway Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA

Client: Gateway Building, LLC

CJA Office Building

The project consists of a one-story, wood-framed building for our firm. It highlights a number of architectural concepts, both exterior and interior that could serve as opportunities for small owner occupied office buildings. A variety of materials were used on the exterior which break up the massing of the building and organize its functions. Brick pilasters form the main rhythm of the building and tall brick clad walls highlight both the entry and street corner elevations.


10520 Armstrong Avenue, Mather, CA

Arco West Office Building

The Arco West Building is a 111,360 square foot two-story warm shell office building with a fully developed core. The 34' - 8" high tilt-up concrete building features prominent recessed entrances that break up the long East and West elevations. They serve to draw people into the lobby with a clean and contemporary textured concrete wall panel and a cantilevered painted steel canopy above the entry doors. The same wall treatment and protective canopy is repeated on the transverse elevations.

The core building mass extends 8' - 0" above the main building parapet to both mask and incorporate the rooftop mechanical screen into the form. The facade is further articulated with a gridded pattern of "V" reveals and 3" round recesses, and a series of square punched openings with lightly tinted glazing. On either side of the building entries, the concrete panels with canted edges and architectural reveals are visually enhanced with a variety of quality materials and colors. The complementary shades of tinted and spandrel glazing and horizontal rib formliner achieve the goal of breaking up the long walls with texture and color while providing a cohesive whole.


1747 North Market, Sacramento, CA

Client: Buzz Oates Construction

LEED CS Silver Certified in 2012

Unger Construction Company Office Building

This building is the corporate headquarters for Unger Construction Company, a Sacramento based general contractor established in 1926. The existing building formerly housed the LaFiesta Restaurant and Bakery. The front restaurant portion was removed, the bakery/warehouse portion was completely renovated, and new site and off-site frontage improvements were added.

The project design introduces a new two-story mass to the existing simple concrete tilt-up structure. This mass has two distinct design ideas: a corner entry "tower" and punctured wall planes. Both the existing and new building elements utilize an industrial aesthetic as an architecturally unifying concept.

Corner Tower: The corner of 9th and X streets is an important corner for the project, as this is the entry side and natural approach to the site from 9th Street to X Street to the parking lot drive. One of the tower legs vertically slopes at an angle is also utilized in other design elements of the project. The corner tower is clad with 1 1/2" deep ribbed metal paneling with a "Galvalume" (galvanized) finish. Horizontal butt glazed storefront wraps the corner on both floors with the upper floor being supported by an exposed painted red steel floor structure and a round column. A painted yellow metal cantilever trellis with galvanized metal screen panels terminates the top of the tower.


910 X St, Sacramento, CA

Client: Unger Construction Company

Punctured Wall Planes: The cement plaster walls of the addition have solids and voids, deep recessed grid patterned storefront, and horizontal metal awnings. A vertically oriented recessed area, 8" wide, mimics the 8" wide panel joints of the existing structure. The cement plaster is finished smooth with shallow "V" reveals in order to achieve a cast concrete look. The top 3' of the walls are a recessed cornice with a galvanized metal parapet cap. Tying into the trellis, horizontal painted yellow awnings with galvanized screen panels are located above the storefront windows.

The existing tilt-up walls which house the shop have 8" wide accentuated recessed panel joints and 2" wide perimeter steel angle corner embed reinforcement which define the panels as individual sections. This aesthetic is enhanced by painting these areas to match the galvanized (silver/gray) steel elements newly introduced in the two-story addition. The concrete panels are painted.

Sacramento County Office of Education

This new 74,000 square foot, two-story County Office of Education Headquarters building has been recognized for innovation and design. The project incorporated design and program elements including: Executive and Administrative office spaces, Board Room used for public hearings, Video Production Studio, Education and Training rooms, energy efficient design features, contemporary design elements and innovative uses of integrated precast concrete panels and storefront systems.

Architectural Achievement Design Award from the Tilt-Up Concrete Association.


10474 Mather Blvd, Mather, CA

Client: McCuen Properties

California State Capitol Senate Room Remodel

Designed to accommodate television cameras and the press, this Senate Committee Hearing Room, located in the California State Capitol is adorned with Pacoustic fabric wall panels, carpet, and cork flooring. The dais platform chairs are finished in rich leather upholstery. The contrasting wood tones, natural birds-eye maple paneling, and dark mahogany trim detail instill a light sophisticated feel in the space.


California State Capitol
1315 10th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

Client: State of California

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. 

Rivercats Independence Field

This project consists of the only fully accessible, little league sized, rubberized baseball field in the Western United States. Located at the Sam Pannell Community Center in South Sacramento, the field was constructed to provide the experience of playing baseball to all citizens regardless of their physical limitations. With a focus through the City of Sacramento Access Leisure sports programs, the field has become a focal point for many persons with disabilities to realize their dreams of playing competitive sports.

The field was constructed of a composite sports surface system combining the cushioning effect of a rubber mat underlayment with a textured colored EPDM athletic surface typically used for all weather track facilities. We incorporated the use of the two different surfaces to imply real
grass and a major league feeling dirt infield.

The project success has been overwhelming: the children's joy and excitement and the gratitude of the parents, who have finally witnessed their children playing sports, speak for itself.


 2450 Meadowview Rd, Sacramento, CA

Client: City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department

Catta Verdera Country Club

The 30,000 square foot Santa Barbara mission style structure provides a spectacular setting for family, social and business occasions. Surrounded by shady verandas and open decks, courtyards and fountains, the Catta Verdera Clubhouse is home to breathtaking views of the golf course, verdant oaks, and spectacular sunsets.

The facility included a formal dining room, Madalena's, a casual members' bar & grill; Quixote's, a 200-seat special events room; Casa Alegria, a full-service golf shop; meeting facilities, massage rooms and locker rooms. Additional buildings included an "on the course restaurant" Stables Grill, as well as an exclusive members only lounge.


1111 Catta Verdera Drive, Lincoln, California

Client: Catta Verdera 

HM Clause Offices

This international seed breeding, production and sales company combined its French and American factions into a new business unit located in Davis, California. CJA developed a program designed to bring local and international company executives together in a new lease space, introducing them to the open office plan concept which was foreign to many of them.

CJA designed the 10,800 square foot tenant improvement along with a full interior finishes package and worked closely with furniture vendors on both workstation furniture and casual seating selection. The plan includes private and open office space for 5 distinct departments, a large break room that channels the vibe of one’s favorite local coffee shop, numerous shared work rooms and support spaces. The result is a bright, vibrant and modern space debuting the company’s new corporate brand and colors.


260 Cousteau Place, Davis, California

Client: HM Clause / Buzz Oates Properties

UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain

The Center for Mind and Brain is a 23,000 square foot dynamic research and training facility dedicated to understanding the nature of the human mind. Established by the University of California at Davis, the Center boasts the use of cutting edge neurological testing equipment and provides large open labs, acoustically isolated behavior testing rooms and a training room with extensive AV amenities in which various studies and seminars are conducted. W

hen entering the space, visitors are welcomed to a "cafe" setting, a friendly and inviting environment featuring lounge seating, bistro tables and chairs. The kitchen area is enhanced using various architectural materials such as carpet, ceramic and glass tile insets, and glass block. A warm color scheme with bold accents is complementary and flows throughout the space.


267 Cousteau Place, Davis, California

Client: UC Davis / Buzz Oates Construction

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

Sacramento County Office of Environmental Management

This new two-story, 36,770 square foot administrative office facility includes a full plan review inspection and public counter spaces. It also serves as the Department Executive Branch, Administration, and Engineering Division Headquarters for all functions of the Environmental Health Division for Sacramento County.

Sustainable design features include:

  • High performance building envelope and operating systems
  • On-site shower and locker facilities
  • Low impact landscaping and water usage plumbing fixtures
  • Optimal building orientation and internal configuration to maximize natural day lighting.

10590 Armstrong Avenue, Mather, CA 

Client: McCuen Properties

Bounce Spot

The Bounce Spot, children's play and party facility with giant inflatables, promotes fun, excitement and entertainment through the use of strong, vibrant colors and patterns that flow continuously throughout the space. From the dramatic lobby with the custom reception station and tile insets, to the party rooms and multi-colored inflatable arenas, the facility is a celebration of energy for kids of all ages.


2939 Promenade Way, West Sacramento, CA

Client: Dana Vaynberg

Plumas Lake Golf and Country Club

This 7,700 square foot full service clubhouse and meeting facility, was constructed as a replacement building for the original, 1993 flood ravaged, clubhouse. The new building includes a full service commercial kitchen, separate sports bar, dining room, and conference/meeting rooms for up to four simultaneous groups of 240 persons each. The building also includes administrative offices and golf meeting spaces. The structure is wood framed and was designed to match an existing pro shop building that was recently reconstructed. Also incorporated into the project is over 2,700 square feet of covered outdoor patio space.


1551 Country Club Rd, Olivehurst, CA

Client: City of Marysville