Recognition

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  • 2013 – Firm Award
    American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC)

    The Firm Award is the highest honor the AIACC can bestow on an architectural practice. It recognizes firms that have consistently produced distinguished architecture for a period of at least 10 years. Equally important, the award also recognizes mentoring, collaboration among individuals and significant contributions made to the profession in areas of design, research, planning, technology and practice.
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  • Client – University of California, Davis
    Location – Sacramento, California
    Completion – 2012

    UC Davis Medical Center Parking Structure III

    For the past 10 years, the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Medical Center in Sacramento has been transforming from a sprawling suburban-like campus to a compact and efficient urban medical center. A key support element in that transformation is structured parking.

    Dreyfuss + Blackford was selected along with International Parking Design, Inc., to design a new economical and efficient facility that serves as a graceful addition to campus and a good neighbor to adjacent residents.

    Parking Structure III (PS III) is the new front door for patients and family members arriving at UC Davis Medical Center. The 7-level structure adds 1,200 spaces, advanced parking technology, individual parking stall availability indicators and abundant natural light in the interior for safety and security. Suspended over the precast concrete structure, a louvered shade screen veils the building from the street and creates privacy for patient rooms.

    With a challenging site in a very prominent location, the new parking structure has become an iconic representation of the campus. The stunning, textured veil covers the façade, casting changing shadows throughout the day. The screen also becomes animated at night with the lights from passing cars, further engaging the building with the street.

    PS III has won numerous awards, including a nod as a finalist in the international 2013 Architizer A+ Awards category for Parking Structures.

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    Precast Concrete Institute, Best Hybrid Parking Structure

    Precast Concrete Institute, Design Award Honorable Mention

    Architizer A+ Awards Finalist, Parking Structure Category

    International Parking Institute Awards of Excellence, Award of Merit

    Metal Architecture Magazine, Judges Award

    American Institute of Architects California Council Merit Award

    American Institute of Architects Central Valley Chapter Design Award, Divine Detail

  • Client – Vision Service Plan
    Location – Sacramento, California
    Completion – 2014

    The Shop at VSP Global

    Vision Service Plan (VSP) has moved an innovative think-tank known as “The Shop” into the former Vogel Chevrolet Showroom in midtown Sacramento. This “Miesian Glass Box” was designed in 1959 by Dreyfuss + Blackford and was a startling advance for modernist architecture in Sacramento. VSP was attracted by the sparse simplicity of the space in Midtown – a clean slate for their “Design Thinking” lab. VSP is acting on a bold initiative to address changes in the vision care and vision wear market. The Shop now boasts a space conducive for exploring innovation and incubating new concepts in a cost-effective testing ground.

    Awards
    American Institute of Architects Central Valley Chapter Design Award, Citation

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Recognition

We’ve received over 100 regional and national awards for design excellence in both public and private sector projects. Our awards represent community, industry as well as peer recognition. Awards for design, efficiency, economy, site sensitivity, and community compatibility all attest to the success of our efforts to exceed our clients’ goals. We are proud of our past record of achievement; and we continue to bring the highest design standards to all our projects. Feel free to scroll through a slide show of some of the recent awards received by our firm.

– Partial Listing of Awards Received by Our Firm –

2017

California Preservation Foundation
Rehabilitation Design Award
CLARA Midtown, E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts

Sacramento Business Journal
Best Real Estate Projects – Government
Placer County Animal Services Center

AIA Central Valley
Honor Award
CLARA Midtown, E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts

AIA Central Valley
Divine Detail Award
CLARA Midtown, E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts

Design-Build Institute of America, Western Pacific Region
Design Excellence Award
Placer County Animal Services Center

Design-Build Institute of America, Western Pacific Region
Distinction Award
Placer County Animal Services Center

USGBC, LEED Gold Certification
Placer County Animal Services Center

Structural Engineers Association of Central California
Award of Excellence, New Construction
Yolo County Woodland Superior Courthouse

Structural Engineers Association of Central California
Award of Excellence, Historic Preservation
CLARA Midtown, E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts

2016

WCCC Owners’ Project Excellence Awards
Significant Project Achievement Award, New Building
Yolo County Woodland Superior Courthouse

Sacramento Business Journal
Best Real Estate Projects – Public/Private Partnership
CLARA Midtown, E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts

CMAA Project Achievement Award
San Joaquin RTD Regional Transportation Center

2015

AIA Central Valley
Citation Award
The Shop at VSP Global

Precast Concrete Institute, Best Hybrid Parking Structure
UC Davis Medical Center Parking Structure III

2014

USGBC, LEED Gold O+M: EB Recertification
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

Precast Concrete Institute, Design Award Honorable Mention
UC Davis Medical Center Parking Structure III

Architect Magazine, The Architect 50
List Rank 31

2013

AIA California Council Firm of the Year
Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects

Architizer A+ Awards Finalist, Parking Structure Category
UC Davis Medical Center Parking Structure III

International Parking Institute Awards of Excellence, Award of Merit
UC Davis Medical Center Parking Structure III

Metal Architecture Magazine, Judges Award
UC Davis Medical Center Parking Structure III

AIA California Council Merit Award
UC Davis Medical Center Parking Structure III

AIA Central Valley Design Award, Divine Detail
UC Davis Medical Center Parking Structure III

AIA Central Valley Design Award, Regional Recognition
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

National Parking Association, Innovative Facility of the Year
UC Davis Medical Center Parking Structure III

Engineering News Record, Top Construction Starts
Yolo County Woodland Superior Courthouse

2012

Sacramento Business Journal Green Leadership Award
Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects

Metal Construction News Building Awards, Judge’s Award
UC Davis Medical Center Parking Structure III

DBIA National Award, Best Overall Project
California ISO Headquarters & Operations Center

DBIA National Award, Best Office Project
California ISO Headquarters & Operations Center

Metal Construction Association Chairman’s Award, Honorable Mention
California ISO Headquarters & Operations Center

2011

CMAA Construction Management Project Achievement Award
California ISO Headquarters & Operations Center

AIA Central Valley, Merit Award
California ISO Headquarters & Operations Center

DBIA Western Region, Excellence of Merit Award
California ISO Headquarters & Operations Center

SEAOCC Excellence in Structural Engineering – Best Sustainable Design
California ISO Headquarters & Operations Center

Sacramento Business Journal Best Real Estate Projects, Judges’ Choice
California ISO Headquarters & Operations Center

PCI, Professional Design Award
California ISO Headquarters & Operations Center

USGBC, LEED Platinum Certification
California ISO Headquarters & Operations Center

ENR, Best Office Project Award
California ISO Headquarters & Operations Center

WCCC Distinguished Projects Chairman Award
California ISO Headquarters & Operations Center

ASLA California Sierra Chapter Merit Award
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery

2010

Energy Star, Certificate of Achievement
300 University Avenue 

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Achievement Award
Bill Santucci Justice Center

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Excellence in Achievement Award
Bill Santucci Justice Center

Energy Star Challenge, Facebook Favorite Award
300 University Avenue

National Register of Historic Places
SMUD Headquarters Building

2009

Energy Star Certified
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

USGBC, LEED Gold O+M: EB Certification
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

DBIA Merit Award, Best Project: Developer Design-Build
Bill Santucci Justice Center

Metal Architecture Magazine Design Award
Bill Santucci Justice Center

2008

US Local Business Association
Best of Sacramento, Architects

Energy Efficiency Award, Savings By Design
San Joaquin Agricultural Center

American Society of Civil Engineers, Excellence in Structural Engineering Award
New Construction Certificate of Merit
Sacramento State Hornet Bookstore and Office of University Enterprises, Inc.

2007

Award of Honor, Savings by Design
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

Governor’s Award on Environmental & Economic Leadership
Sacramento Tree Foundation

Green Building Research Center Best Practices Award for HVAC Design,
Sacramento State Academic Information Resource Center

National Electrical Contractors Association Project Excellence Awards Winner
Health Plan of San Joaquin

Structural Engineers Association of Central California Architectural Engineering Institute Award
Sacramento State Hornet Bookstore and Office of University Enterprises, Inc.

2006

USGBC LEED Platinum O+M: EB
Capitol Area East End Complex

International Parking Institute Award of Excellence
Sacramento International Airport Parking Garage

Napa County Landmarks Preservation Award
Napa County Hall of Records

2005

Woodwork Institute Bernard Barber Award
Shasta County Administration Center

California Construction Best of 2005
Shasta County Administration Center

American Public Works Association, Project of the Year
Sacramento International Airport Parking Garage

2004

American Concrete Institute Construction Award: Architectural
Sacramento International Airport Parking Garage

2003

AIA San Francisco Excellence in Design
Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Building Design & Construction Magazine Merit Award: Institutional
Capitol Area East End Complex

AIA California Council Savings by Design Award
Energy Efficiency Integration
Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

2002

AIA Central Valley Citation Award
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza Board Room Renovation

USGBC, LEED Gold Certification
Capitol Area East End Complex

AIA Central Valley Merit Award
Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Savings By Design Award
California Emergency Management Agency

2000

AIA Central Valley Citation Award
Kaiser Regional Call Center

1999

Arthur Andersen Best Practices Award, Motivating and Retaining Employees
Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects

Member, United States Green Building Council

1998

Woodwork Institute of California Award for Excellence
Butte County Courthouse

1997

American Concrete Institute Architectural Award
UC Davis Tercero Dining Commons Renovation

Daily Pacific Builder Magazine Construction Best of California Award
UC Davis Tercero Dining Commons Renovation

NCBC/NAHB Honorable Mention Award
UC Davis Tercero Dining Commons Renovation

1996

NCBC/NAHB Honor Award
Gold River Professional Center

1992

AIA Central Valley Citation Award
Museum of Railroad Technology

AIA Central Valley Honor Award
Herman Miller Western Operations Center

1991

Cammy Award: Office Building, Sacramento on the Go
Gold River Office Building

Grand Cammy Award, Sacramento on the Go
Gold River Office Building

AIA National Honor Award
Herman Miller Western Operations Center

1990

AIA Central Valley Merit Award
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

AIA California Council, 25 Years of Excellence Award
Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects

1989

Sacramento Area Trade Organization Architectural Award
Herman Miller Western Operations Center

ASLA Design Award
Herman Miller Western Operations Center

ASLA Merit Award
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

1988

AIA Central Valley Honor Award
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

1987

Sacramento Old City Association, Architectural Achievement Award
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

American Concrete Institute, Architectural Award
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

Sacramento Old City Association, Architectural Award
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

Cammy Award: Architecture, Sacramento on the Go
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

Cammy Award: Landscaping, Sacramento on the Go
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

Design Award, American Concrete Institute
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

Grand Cammy Award: Design, Sacramento on the Go
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

Professional Design Award, National Pre-stressed Concrete Institute
CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza

1984

AIA Central Valley Merit Award
Powell-Teichert Center

1982

AIA Central Valley Citation Award, 40th Year Anniversary
Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects Office Building

AIA Central Valley Citation Award, 40th Year Anniversary
Nut Tree

AIA California Council Honor Award
Las Victorianas Apartments

AIA Central Valley Honor Award
Las Victorianas Apartments

AIA and Housing Magazine, Merit Award
Las Victorianas Apartments

1981

East Sacramento Improvement Association Orchid Award
Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects Office Building

ASLA Special Merit Award
Mansion Inn Clarion Hotel

1980

AIA Central Valley Honor Award
Wyndgate Cluster Homes

AIA Central Valley Merit Award
San Francisco International Airport, North Terminal and Building F

1979

American Concrete Institute Award of Merit
San Francisco International Airport, Parking Garage

1978

AIA Central Valley Merit Award
California Maritime Academy

AIA Central Valley Merit Award
Meadows Townhouses

1977

Masonry Institute Award of Merit
Powell-Teichert Center

AIA Central Valley Craftsmanship Award
Mosaic Law Synagogue Stained Glass

AIA Central Valley Craftsmanship Award
Mansion Inn Clarion Hotel Terrarium Lounge

1976

AIA Central Valley Citation Award
Mansion Inn Clarion Hotel 

The Bell System Special Award, Pacific Bell
Mendocino Pacific Telephone CDO Addition

1974

AIA Central Valley Merit Award
Campus Commons Townhomes

AIA Central Valley Merit Award
San Francisco International Airport, International Rotunda

1973

Communication Arts Magazine Award of Excellence
Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects Office Brochure

Sunset Magazine and AIA, Award of Merit
Campus Commons Townhomes

The Bell System Honor Award: Western Region, Pacific Bell
Lodi Pacific Telephone Business Office

The Bell System Honor Award: Western Region, Pacific Bell
Tomales Pacific Telephone CDO

The Bell System National Honor Award, Pacific Bell
Tomales Pacific Telephone CDO

1972

National Pre-stressed Concrete Institute Design Excellence Award
San Francisco International Airport, Elevated Roadway

1969

American Public Power Association jointly with the AIA, American Institute of Planners, American Society of Chemical Engineers, and ASLA Honor Award
SMUD Headquarters Building

1968

Army Corps of Engineers Design Award
McClellan Air Force Base Logistics Center

US Department of Housing & Urban Development Merit Award
College Town, Phase I

PT&T Merit Award
Pacific Telephone & Telegraph North Tahoe Business Office

1967

AIA Central Valley Merit Award
Coffee Tree

AIA Central Valley Merit Award
4100 Folsom Boulevard Apartments

1966

California Governor`s Design Award, Certificate of Excellence
Mansion Inn Clarion Hotel

California Governor`s Design Award, Certificate of Excellence
IBM Building

1965

AIACV Honor Award
SMUD Headquarters Building

AIACV Merit Award
Nut Tree

AIACV Merit Award
IBM Building

1964

Honor Award, Masonry Institute
Asclepius Medical Center

PT&T Merit Award
Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Fresno Sierra Office

PT&T Merit Award
Pacific Telephone & Telegraph South Tahoe Central Office

1963

Masonry Institute Honor Award
Sacramento Savings & Loan

1962

Masonry Institute Honor Award
Wheatland Union High School

National Design Competition, Second Prize Region VII
Elementary School Fallout Shelter

1961

Award of Excellence, American Institute of Steel Construction
SMUD Headquarters Building

Honor Award, Masonry Institute
SMUD Headquarters Building

1959

AIA Central Valley Honor Award
Mansion Inn Clarion Hotel

AIA Central Valley Merit Award
Vogel Chevrolet Showroom

AIA Central Valley Merit Award
Starr King School

Progressive Architecture, First Design Award
Capitol Towers Apartments