Typology

Preservation

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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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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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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Blue Diamond Growers Interior Office Renovations

Blue Diamond Growers (BDG) is the largest almond cooperative, producing over 80 percent of the world’s almond supply. The company has been headquartered in Sacramento since 1910. Construction has finished in three historic buildings on the downtown campus, in effort to provide for staff and changes in working environments. Several amenities are being incorporated into […]

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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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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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State of California, Gregory Bateson Building Renovation Criteria Documents

The Bateson Building, designed by former state architect Sim van der Ryn, is an innovative office building owned by the State of California. The building is an exceptional example of environmentally-oriented civic architecture with features including canvas sunshades, skylights with operable louvers; thermal mass; and an energy control system. The office spaces are designed around […]

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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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State of California, Jesse M. Unruh Building Renovation Criteria Documents

The Unruh Building on Capitol Mall is a Classical Greek architectural-style structure with significant historic features and sculptural works adorning both the exterior and interior. The central lobby on each floor is connected by an open marble staircase. Built in 1923, the Unruh Building was designed as the State Treasurer’s Office and has been continuously […]

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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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