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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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Treasure Island Ferry Terminal

A new ferry terminal on the western shore of Treasure Island will provide easy access to San Francisco’s Financial District. An important link between the rapidly developing community of historic Treasure Island and San Francisco’s bustling downtown, the terminal was completed just in time for regular ferry service to begin in January 2022.

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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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Alchemist Public Market

Alchemist Community Development Corporation connects communities to land, food, and opportunities toward a vision in which all Sacramento neighborhoods are vibrant, equitable, healthy, and diverse.

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City of Sacramento, Homeless Supportive Housing

This housing conceptual design is one of three that can be deployed at multiple identified sites in the City of Sacramento to help transition people from living on the streets to permanent housing. The design is a kit of parts that can be deployed wherever necessary and then moved to the next area of the city that needs it. Our solution fits the operating model of local non-profits that will be operating the community sites and providing supportive services to the individuals.

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Mansion Inn Revitalization

Concept renderings created for local developer with plans to revitalize the Mansion Inn at 700 16th Street in Sacramento, a project we designed in 1958. In its heyday (which lasted almost 30 years), the Mansion Inn was the place to stay and be seen. Politicians, celebrities, performing artists, all stayed here while in town. Frequent […]

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The Bookery, Portable Reading Room Competition

The Bookery is a solution designed to respond to an international ideas competition requesting portable reading room designs incorporating bicycle parking, book storage and seating. The solution represents a layering of opportunities and a multitude of possibilities; it caters to perusal, reading and appreciation of books and also encourages communal development and the exchange of […]

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CLARA, E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts Signage & Wayfinding

An abandoned 1920s brick and terracotta school in Sacramento is now home to several arts groups in the region. To identify the various organizations within, the client wanted new wayfinding and easily changeable tenant- and donor-specific signage inside, with additional ADA, buildng address, and etiquette signage outside. The project scope included donor signage, gallery blades, […]

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Section Architecture Installation at ArtStreet

“Section”, a suspended structure designed by Jason A. Silva and Ginger Thompson at Dreyfuss + Blackford, is the centerpiece for Sacramento’s three-week-long ArtStreet event. ArtStreet, an ongoing arts program, takes place in an abandoned 1950’s warehouse at Sacramento’s The Mill at Broadway, a neighborhood south of Downtown Sacramento. The event is a three-week art exhibition […]

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Winn Park Revitalization

An important node of the City of Sacramento’s urban grid, Albert Winn Park has remained underutilized for decades. At the center of the park, built in 1937 under the WPA, is a two-story former Fire Alarm Station. With a subtle Art Deco style and a commanding view of the park, the rehabilitation and activation of […]

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Sacramento Waterfront Idea Makers Competition

Old Sacramento is the last remaining area in the city with direct access to the Sacramento river. Although the historic buildings in the district have been preserved, the vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian pathways throughout are confusing and disjointed. With previous installations of the Transcontinental Railroad’s western terminus, river levees to prevent flooding, and a major […]

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