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Utility is Beautiful

We believe in function first and foremost. Form takes on an added beauty when it serves the utility of a place.

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Seventy Years

Our Book

The purpose of this book is to share the work of Dreyfuss + Blackford as well as to effectively convey our unique personality to both newer staff and those who join us in partnership as consultants or clients.


Al and Len.

The front doors of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

San Francisco International Airport drawing.

CalPERS Headquarters Lincoln Plaza North opened in 1987.

Sometimes the process can be messy.

California ISO Headquarters and Operations Center interior.

In 1958 Dreyfuss + Blackford designed the Sacramento Municipal Utility District Headquarters, and in 2014 the firm was commissioned to to renovate and rehabilitate the entire facility.

Large hangar-style doors deliver access to the outdoors at the County of Santa Clara Animal Services Center.

Filling the abandoned shell of a former power station, the Museum of Science and Curiosity is an epicenter for STEM education.

Seventy Years

This book celebrates seventy years of outstanding design by Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture. Known for its thorough research, thoughtful approach, and modernist aesthetic, the Northern California firm consistently produces exceptional projects. Ranging from office complexes to university buildings to cultural institutions, the work always focuses on people and their interactions with the designed environment. An exploration of the company’s iconic history, an examination of the architects’ well-considered practices and processes, and examples of noteworthy recent projects make this book both a commemoration of seven decades of noteworthy design and a definition of the future of the firm.

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