As a microcosm of our communities, Education Architecture provides the nucleus which powers discovery, innovation, and enrichment.

Educational Spaces reflect the community around them, often informing these communities. As our lives continue to embrace technology, so do our campuses. This embrace serves to increase accessibility to knowledge and experimentation in shrinking the world, while simultaneously expanding our horizons. We focus on flexible spaces that are able to evolve as knowledge, information, and technology continue to evolve.

Museum of Science and Curiosity

The design for the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC) – formerly the Powerhouse Science Center – re-envisions the historic riverfront structure as a hub for science education, exploration and promotion in the City of Sacramento. On the banks of the Sacramento River, the museum grows out from an abandoned power station building.

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Sacramento State University Union Expansion

Since first constructed in 1975, the University Union has been considered the “living room” of the campus, but technological changes, code requirements and the demand for more space created a much-needed addition and renovation for the building. This 72,000 SF, three-story expansion provides an amenity-rich addition at the heart of the Sacramento State campus with […]

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Sacramento State Parking Structure 5

Located by the main entrance to the Sacramento State campus, Parking Structure 5 (PS5) is designed to blend and complement the dense trees of the nearby arboretum. The 1,750 stall, six-level parking structure serves a campus in dire need of parking, and provides a structure exceeding the quality and efficiency of any of the previous […]

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Sacramento City College Mohr Hall

At Sacramento City College, the new Mohr Hall academic lab building sits prominently at the southern tip of the campus, anchoring the community college at a major intersection across from the 160-acre William Land Park. The design vocabulary embraces the historic institution’s brick, concrete, and terracotta roof tile aesthetic with a clean, modern approach to […]

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CLARA, E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts

The expansion of residential suburbs in the 1960’s and 1970’s left our central city with stately but underutilized school facilities. Fremont School is one of 10 examples in the area that was designed by Dean & Dean. It is a beautiful brick and terracotta building in the Spanish Revival style on a quiet Midtown street. It […]

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PG&E Gas Safety Academy

The Gas Safety Academy campus is a center of excellence for PG&E. It incorporates industry best practices and technology-led instruction, elevating the standards of gas pipeline safety to the highest levels in the United States. Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture completed the programming, master planning, and design of the entire campus, located on a 40-acre site […]

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Sacramento State, The Hub Research Park Master Plan

Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture, in collaboration with MIG, Inc., developed a Master Plan for a 25-acre site to the south of the Sacramento State campus on Ramona Avenue. The site is within the Sacramento Center for Innovation which is bounded by Folsom Boulevard to the north, Power Inn Road to the east, and the Union Pacific rail lines to the west.

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UCSF, Mission Bay 23B 3rd Street Garage Façade Competition

Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture was invited to participate in a competition to design a new exterior treatment on the east and south sides of an existing parking garage on 3rd Street at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus in San Francisco. As UCSF is a top-rated research University, our façade concept fosters the feeling of discovery through […]

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OE3 Training Center

Operating Engineers Local 3 (OE3) is the largest construction trades union in the country, comprised of men and women who operate heavy equipment on job sites and roadways. The development of a comprehensive master plan lead to the design of a new 15-acre educational campus on a 1,500 acre site. Working in close collaboration with an […]

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Sacramento State University Transportation and Parking Signage & Wayfinding Master Plan

Parking at Sacramento State has been notoriously difficult. The university is building their fifth parking structure and revamping their alternative transportation options. The campus asked Dreyfuss + Blackford to create a Master Plan for all their transportation related signage and wayfinding so it looked cohesive and would serve them for the next 20 years. Special […]

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Sacramento State University Union Hornet’s Nest Renovation

Over the years we have been renovating the University Union at Sacramento State to keep pace with student demand and emerging trends in food service. The Hornet’s Nest was the largest phased improvement to the dining areas in the complex, with five commercial serveries and large open seating areas. Renovation of finishes, furniture and lighting create a […]

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Sacramento State Hornet Bookstore & Offices of University Enterprises, Inc.

The Hornet Bookstore houses traditional textbook sales, expanded retail functions and administrative offices. The Hornet bookstore is sited adjacent to the University Union on a major pedestrian thoroughfare. A grove of mature redwood trees was preserved on the south side, providing great filtered light through multi-story glazing.  A bold, retail front sets the tone for retail appeal […]

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