Administrative Office Renovation:
Carmichael Water District

Carmichael Water Dstrict Offices
  • Location: Carmichael, California
  • Size: 6,464 gsf
  • Cost: $1,140,000
  • Architect: Blackbird Associates

Blackbird Associates renovated a former car dealership to create new administrative offices for the water district. The firm started by analyzing the building's shortcomings, including a 30-inch drop in floor level from one side of the building to the other and determined its adequacy to meet district needs. A water feature and new water conserving demonstration garden graces the front of the renovated building.

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Mountain Carpets Showroom and Warehouse:
Brent and Tamara Gould

Mountain Carpets Showroom and Warehouse
  • Location: Auburn, CA
  • Size: 3,988 gsf
  • Cost: $1,250,000
  • Architect: Blackbird Associates

Situated on a narrow, sloped site with a steep bank at the front, the showroom and warehouse were designed to maximize visibility from the highway. To achieve this, the building was located as far forward on the site as the topography and required setbacks would allow. Parking was sited behind the showroom. The interior includes a spacious showroom, transaction area and office. A mezzanine above provides privacy for business functions with visual connection to both the showroom and the warehouse.

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Office Addition:
Champ Systems

Champ Systems
  • Location: Sacramento, CA
  • Size: 3,988 square gsf addition
  • Cost: $500,000
  • Architect: Blackbird Associates

Blackbird Associates designed an addition to expand the Champs office building. The main entrance lobby and reception was relocated to the addition. Conference and training rooms were added and five work stations were created in open work areas. The work included redesigning the existing parking lot to meet City requirements. The exterior was designed to conform to the existing building style to give the appearance of a unified whole.

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Office Renovation:
Blackbird Associates

Blackbird Offices
  • Location: Sacramento, California
  • Size: 3,000 sf
  • Cost: $225,000
  • Architect: Blackbird Associates

Our first venture into the development arena! A two-story building constructed in 1971 was purchased by Franc in 2003 after a three year search. The ground level was totally renovated for Blackbird Associates. The former flower shop's sloping floors were floated to level and stained with warm striking colors. The design of the office centered around a fully fitted kitchen and central meeting area (because everything good revolves around food and drink!).

The exterior of the building was spiffed up with curving awnings, arty fencing and landscaping. The back patio is designed for get-togethers in the cool summer evenings.

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