Larry Walker Associates

Davis, California

Located directly across from the UC Davis Campus along Russell Blvd, this 7,675 SF one-story office facility will serve as the headquarters for Larry Walker Associates, a water quality engineering company who has helped author water quality standards for regulatory agencies across California. LWA's facility program required the building to provide a creative work environment for its employees while serving as a model for the organization’s progressive water quality standards. Complementing these goals, the client also requested the building to be as Green and Sustainable as possible, while meeting the City of Davis' Tier 1 Green Building requirements. Given a challenging construction budget, we worked closely with a pre-selected contractor and the overall design/engineering team to develop an extremely cost-efficient design which was bid at $330/SF including build out — far below current market rates in the San Francisco Bay Area.