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AckerleyLDA Architecture Joint Ventures to Maximize Healthcare Design-Build Expertise

SAN FRANCISCO — Two established San Francisco-based architecture firms, Jennings Ackerley architecture + design and LDA Architects have announced a joint venture agreement to provide highly specialized, design-build architecture and engineering services to the healthcare and bioscience industries. The new venture has recently signed with San Francisco General Hospital to provide on-going planning and design services for the hospital facility. AckerleyLDA will be responsible for providing sustainable interior and exterior design and field inspection services pursuant to the terms of the three-year, $1 million contract.

“Demand for quality design-build architectural services for healthcare projects is at an all time high,” says Tom Lee managing partner of AckerleyLDA, “and with a growing need for more efficient outpatient and emergency services, it’s critical in this downward economy to have predictable costs early in the design process which includes having contractors involved at the beginning of the project.”

“Our approach to design has always been from the inside out,” adds Charles Ackerley, Design Partner. “Buildings that provide welcoming and efficient environments benefit the patients, as well as the staff. As for facility upgrades, outdated buildings usually have much wasted space and cannot accommodate new technology. We incorporate sustainable design into all of our projects.”

The AckerleyLDA Architecture joint venture brings together over 80 years of combined expertise in the provision of award winning medical facilities planning and architectural services for clients that have included Kaiser Permanente, Stanford, CPMC, and UCSF.


AckerleyLDA is a joint venture of two award winning San Francisco based architectural firms. AckerleyLDA specializes in providing planning, design, and interior architecture services for the healthcare industry, which includes hospitals, biotech clean facilities, medical office buildings, nursing homes, and special care facilities.

Selected healthcare projects include: Medical Office Building 5, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa, Ca; Kaiser Medical Center, Santa Rosa master plan; Sonoma Valley Hospital master plan; Child Care Center, Washington Hospital, Fremont, Ca; Asian Health Services, Oakland.

Jennings Ackerley architecture+design is a full service firm with broad experience in healthcare, commercial, and cultural projects. Established in 1992 in San Francisco, California, Jennings Ackerley specializes in master planning, programming, building design and interior architecture with a studio dedicated to healthcare. (

LDA Architects is a professional corporation providing comprehensive services in planning, base building architecture, and interior design. LDA is the continuation of a practice established in 1951 as Architects Associated, and today offers a full scope of design services from an experienced group of dedicated


Posted August 25, 2010

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