Defining the Needs: A successful design starts with a clear understanding of the owner’s requirements. We have developed questionnaires and an interview process specific to industrial projects to help the entire team develop a clear picture of the project needs. Designing for Safety: Building codes are important for all projects, but are critically important for […]
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At LAE we view the practice of architecture and structural engineering as a complete and cohesive enterprise – we are tasked with creating a design that satisfies hundreds of project requirements, meets the client’s needs and budget, is constructible, is good for the environment, and contributes value to the users and the community at large. […]
LAE worked with a diverse project team to design a new North American headquarters and manufacturing facility for Morinaga America Foods, Inc., the maker of the popular Japanese candy Hi-Chew. A variety of sites and designs have been considered by the project team, with LAE assisting through rapid creation of 3D models and renderings. Tilt-up concrete […]
Because of major growth in their sales, San-J International, maker of gluten-free soy sauce, outgrew their existing facility in Virginia. This project doubles the size of the production areas. The project consists of a 41,500 SF main production addition and a 15,000 SF, 70’ tall raw material building. Construction is conventional steel frame with insulated […]
When Kai USA, maker of Kershaw Knives, needed to expand its offices in Tualatin, Oregon, Livermore A&E came forward and was able to present a design solution that extended the facility’s footprint by 6,400 square feet while also crafting a more modern exterior shell that still remained visually consistent with the broader commercial office park. […]
When Heidi Lovig of Heidi Ho Organics pitched her vegan “cheeze” product on the television show Shark Tank late in 2014, Lovig knew a significant expansion in their production capacity was on the horizon. In fact after the Shark Tank episode aired, “We sold more product in the last two months of 2014 than we […]