Civic architecture is more than just what it serves, it’s an enduring part of the fabric of our community.

Defining our public spaces while serving public needs, civic architecture represents the community and vision of the future yet must endure change and equitably support the success of all.

Monterey County Superior Court, New Fort Ord Courthouse Criteria Documents

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State of California, 1021 O Street Office Building

This new 10-story state office high-rise at the corner of 10th & O Streets in Sacramento, fulfills critical office space infrastructure needs for the State of California. It serves as a temporary home for the legislative and executive elected officials for the duration of the Capitol Annex renovation. Afterwards, the building will remain the home for the legislative and executive staff.

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Department of General Services, May Lee State Office Complex

Establishing an urban fabric for the current and future River District, Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture is collaborating with ZGF on the State’s largest office complex to-date. Together with Hensel Phelps, the team will deliver a large campus with four high-performance office towers over a multi-function podium and a parking structure on a site north of […]

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SMUD Headquarters Rehabilitation

After 60 years of continuous use, an extensive rehabilitation of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Headquarters is finally complete. Renovation of this landmark mid-century modern design has brought this iconic 146,000 SF building into the 21st Century while artfully addressing the concerns of the preservation community. In 1958 we designed this building for a […]

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County of Santa Clara Animal Services Center

The County of Santa Clara Animal Care and Control Department needed to replace their makeshift former donated residence which had several additions and portables, into an adequate home for the area’s needy animals. The new facility enables the County to handle specialty surgeries, conduct livestock rehabilitation, promote adoptions, and maintain a 94% live-release rate, one […]

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Placer County Animal Services Center

The Placer County Animal Services Center replaces an existing 40+ year old shelter in north Auburn, California. It is a welcoming destination for visitors focused on animal wellness, care, and education. The entire facility is designed to encourage people to quickly bond with adoptable animals in light-filled, transparent spaces that are engaging for all ages. […]

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California ISO Headquarters & Operations Center

This was a visionary project for the non-profit ISO, which manages the electrical grid for the entire state of California. The over-arching goal in the new facility was to create a secure, innovative and energy efficient headquarters complex. A further design goal was to enhance the work environment so that California ISO becomes the “employer of choice” for engineering and technical staff in the region.

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South Placer County Santucci Justice Center Master Plan and Courthouse

The populations of Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville and Loomis have increased significantly in recent years, so Placer County is launching a new government service center in South Placer distinct from the county seat in Auburn. We prepared a master plan for the 72-acre site and provided full design services for the centerpiece, a new home for […]

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Lincoln Plaza CalPERS Headquarters

We were engaged by the Public Employees Retirement System in the 1980’s to create a forward-thinking, 100-year headquarters for the organization. Lincoln Plaza quickly became a Sacramento landmark and displays many advanced features that have come into their own in the 21st Century. There were many firsts – one of the first office buildings to utilized […]

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Solano County, Department of Child Support Services

Solano County’s Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) works together with the public to solve financial, legal and the emotional challenges that come with co-parenting. As a department with a difficult task, creating an environment with a positive workplace strategy helped improve their image and reinvigorated the work culture while delivering a welcoming and comfortable space for their clients.

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Contra Costa County, Emergency Operations Center

Dreyfuss + Blackford has a specialty practice for Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) and our newest project of this type is for the County of Contra Costa. The County’s new EOC replaces an existing outdated facility. This new essential service facility houses the office of the County Sheriff and Command Staff. A state-of-the-art Emergency Situation Room […]

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Yolo County Woodland Superior Courthouse

The California Judicial Council identified Yolo County as one of the very highest needs jurisdictions for replacement court facilities. The existing historic courthouse, built in 1917, had severe access and security shortcomings that could not be readily corrected. In 2009, the Administrative Office of the Courts solicited for architectural services for Yolo County Courthouse and the […]

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