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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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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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State of California, Richards Boulevard 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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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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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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Sutter Health SeniorCare PACE Facility

Sutter SeniorCare Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) was designed exclusively for the aging and frail adult community. The focus of PACE is providing high-quality care and services to participants, to maintain their health and independence, preventing premature nursing home placement. This project merges two existing PACE centers into one comprehensive facility, reducing […]

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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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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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AIA California Headquarters

In need of a more prominent local presence, the organization which supports the architecture profession in the State, AIA California (AIA CA), moved their headquarters to a Midtown building which was once occupied by architect Ralph Vitiello’s practice. Originally built in the 1930’s, the existing brick building has tremendous character with concrete floors and exposed […]

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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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UC Santa Cruz Upper Quarry Amphitheater Restoration

The Upper Quarry Amphitheater at UC Santa Cruz was designed in the mid-1960s by landscape architect Robert Royston inside of a natural stone quarry on campus. Graduations, protests, lectures and concerts were held in this 2,000 seat amphitheater until it deteriorated to the point it could no longer be safely used. Both a renovation and […]

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