Campus Commons is a mature garden office district just outside the downtown core in Sacramento. A tragic fire in 2002 destroyed two adjacent buildings, creating a unique opportunity for an infill project in a contemporary professional business park.
Our design concept had two distinct goals: develop forward-looking, resource- and energy-efficient buildings that are very modern and technologically advanced; and ensure that they fit well into an office existing context. The design motif began with classic red brick, a nod to the neighbors and the past. The brick walls are very rectilinear, crisp planes pierced by punched square openings and intersecting transparent storefront planes. Pre-finished aluminum canopies, storefront and textured panels knit these elements together into a light and cohesive ‘Modernist’ expression.
This spec office building is tailored to the needs of medical office users, with the full compliment of automated, energy-saving technological features.
300 University earned the Energy Star in 2010, after one full year of operation. It is part of the larger University Office Park, which includes 301 University Avenue, 333 University Avenue and the Parkcenter Drive office building.