Pursuing Excellence

Established in 1950, Dreyfuss + Blackford is one of the most respected Architecture, Interior Design and Planning firms in Northern California. Our unwavering commitment to design excellence is reflected in our work. We’ve received more than 100 regional and national awards for design, efficiency, economy, site sensitivity and community compatibility.

At Dreyfuss + Blackford, our collaborative design approach harnesses the talent of the team. Since we are a non-hierarchical, “flat” organization, decisions don’t come from the top of the mountain; they grow up from the ground. Our knowledgeable and energetic staff share ideas and get involved in all aspects of our work.

  • Our Culture

    Our Culture

    “We have a strong commitment to being a great team.” “The diversity and quality of our work fuels us.” “There are no limits; no ceiling on what we can do!” These insights from our team members say it all. Skill and creativity are recognized and rewarded, as is a passion for the work. We attract the best and brightest in the business…and we tend to keep them.

  • Our History

    Our History

    Albert M. Dreyfuss hung out his shingle in Sacramento in 1950. He later hired Leonard D. Blackford and the firm of Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects was born. Together, with their bow tie and horn-rimmed glasses, they established a reputation as a formidable team.

  • Sustainability


    As architects and designers, we have a responsibility to our children and grandchildren to leave the world better than we found it. At Dreyfuss + Blackford, the principles of responsible, sustainable design are the tenets of our approach.

  • Recognition


    From the outset, our firm’s work made an impression. Simple forms, clean lines, natural light and the use of glass and steel to divide interior spaces – all made famous by Mies – became our signature. Dating back to the 1950s, our designs were already being recognized as quality, unique, and forward- thinking. The same can be said about our work today…and it is. More than 100 design awards tell the story.