LDA Architects is a professional corporation providing comprehensive services in planning, architecture, and interior design. LDA is the continuation of a practice established in 1951, and today offers a full scope of design services from an experienced group of dedicated professionals. The firm is a minority-owned company registered with the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.
Over the years, the firm’s practice has developed with the notion that the best buildings result from a fully interactive collaboration with enlightened clients and highly-skilled builders. To this end, the office is structured to allow principal involvement on every project in order to establish ongoing communications with the client; to listen for and respond to user needs and client desires is primary. The company’s fully computerized office organization is built around providing management that is responsive to clients’ budgets and schedules.
LDA Architects first concentrated its early work on single-family and multi-family housing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. By the 1960s, the practice expanded to include banks, postal and educational facilities, HUD-funded housing complexes, low-rise and high-rise office buildings, and conversion of existing buildings to new uses. During the past decade, the practice has included civic works such as government offices, museums, parks, bridges and meeting facilities.
Since its earliest projects, LDA has produced designs that are inherently sustainable. Each project receives care and attention to solutions that are respectful of the earth’s resources. Each finds comfort and beauty in the qualities of a design that takes full advantage of the project site and its micro-climate.
LDA Architects also provides a variety of services that enhance and extend our architecture. We can provide architectural programming, site & building selection assistance, master planning, facilities surveys, space planning, tenant improvements, interior design, selection & acquisition of furnishings & equipment, move coordination, graphic design, or artwork commissioning and acquisition.