California DGS Architectural Retainer Services


  • On-call consulting services:
    • Net Zero Consulting
    • SITES
    • LEED
    • Electric Vehicles
    • Renewable Energy

Location: State of California
Client: Owen Group
Owner: State of California Department of General Services

AM Cabinets


  • LEED Credit Documentation for Manufacturer

Location: Gardena, CA
Client/Owner: AM Cabinets

LADWP Central Distribution Yard


  • LEED (EBOM v3 Targeting Silver)

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Area: 55,530 square feet
Client: City of Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP)
Building Type: Administration Office and Warehouse

Patterson Administration Building


  • LEED (Targeting v3 Certified)
  • Net Zero Consulting

Location: Patterson, CA
Area: 3,270 square feet
Client: Andresen Architecture
Owner: City of Patterson, California
Building Type: Office

Liberty High School Agriculture Building


  • Living Building Challenge Feasibility Assessment
  • LEED for Schools (v4 Feasibility Assessment)

Location: Madera, CA
Area: 30,000 square feet
Client: Ruhanu Ruhanu Clarke Architects
Owner: Golden Valley Unified School District
Building Type: Education K-12

Netflix Hollywood Building


  • LEED Credit Documentation (BD+C CS v3 Targeting Gold)

Location: Hollywood, CA
Area: 323,000 square feet
Client: Lauren Gropper Consulting
Owner: Hudson Pacific Properties
Building Type: 
Commercial Office

Madera County Public Health Buildings


  • 4 Separate Buildings:
    • LEED Project Management (Core + Shell v3)
    • CALGreen Commissioning (Cx), LEED Fundamental Commissioning (Cx), LEED Enhanced Commissioning (Cx)
    • Energy Modeling
    • CALGreen Consulting

Location: Madera, CA
Area: 120,000 square feet
Client: PBK Architects
Owner: County of Madera, California
Building Type: Healthcare, Municipal Government

The Vermont


  • LEED (BD+C v3 Silver)

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Area: 522,037 square feet
Client: CTL-E
Owner: J.H. Snyder
Building Type: Mixed use: Multifamily Residential, Retail

Patton State Hospital Kitchen


  • LEED Project Management (NC v2.2 Targeting Silver)

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Area: 35,200 square feet
Client: Owen Group
Owner: State of California Department of General Services
Building Type: Healthcare

Prolacta Bioscience


  • LEED Project Management (ID+C v3 Gold)
  • CALGreen Commissioning (Cx), LEED Fundamental Commissioning (Cx)

Location: Duarte, CA
Area: 40,338 square feet
Client: AC Martin
Owner: Prolacta Bioscience
Building Type: Commercial Office & Headquarters

Prolacta Bioscience is the pioneer in standardized human milk-based nutritional products for premature infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The nationwide company recently completed their headquarters in Duarte, CA. The commercial interior project covers 40,338 square feet of headquarter office space, in a one-story base building. The project is well-connected to community resources and is conveniently located right next to the Metro Gold Line Duarte station. This location supports an active lifestyle, car-free living, and the associated health benefits and reduction in carbon emissions.

As water security and drought conditions worsen in Southern California, the project’s attention to potable water use reduction was crucial; the project team successfully achieved a 43.5 percent reduction in indoor potable water use, through use of low-flow fixtures. Additionally, the project reduced connected lighting power by 55.5 percent, lighting occupancy sensors were installed for 97.7 percent of the connected lighting load, and ENERGY STAR-rated equipment and appliances equal to 76 percent by rated power were installed. The project also incorporated a unique daylighting system using Ciralight Suntrackers, to further offset their connected lighting power and reliance on electric lighting. Additionally, Green Power was purchased for the project to support an accelerated renewable energy future, and reduce the project’s carbon footprint.

The project specified building materials (31.8 percent total by value) that were manufactured within 500 miles of the site, and 10.5 percent of total building materials, by value, were manufactured using recycled materials. Using locally produced and recycled products reduced the negative impacts of transportation and extraction to produce and deliver the materials to the project.

The project was designed to minimize occupant exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals, during construction and through the materials selected. The project provides improved air quality by reducing Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants, agrifiber, and flooring as well as the performance of an air flush-out which was completed upon construction completion. The project is also designed for ideal thermal comfort, and will be monitored to ensure that occupants remain comfortable, further improving the occupant experience.

The project employed innovative strategies as well, above and beyond typical LEED credits, to include a Green Cleaning Policy, demonstrating a comprehensive and quantitative green cleaning program, and by installing only LED lamps, thus avoiding any presence of mercury in the project. Paired with the project’s achievement of all four Regional Priority credits, this thoughtfully designed project meets the needs of occupants and the region.