SMUD Headquarters Renovation

Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Sacramento, California

The SMUD Headquarters is truly a landmark of mid-century modern design. After 60 years of continuous use, SMUD has committed to a complete refurbishment of their headquarters building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

In collaboration with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, we will pare the building back to its steel structure, upgrading all dated materials and systems. Glazing, solar shades, precast concrete and Wayne Thiebaud’s mosaic tile mural Water City, will be carefully preserved; new efficient lighting, HVAC and data systems will be fully integrated to bring this iconic headquarters into the 21st century. A new central core will be added to enhance the connection between the building’s south and north wings and includes an open stairway to allow for openness and ease of connection between floors.

Also included in this renovation are site and landscape improvements designed to historically maintain significant site features.

More photos of the renovation and process can be found here.