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.
UC Davis Health, Parking Structure 4
Parking Structure 4 at UC Davis Health’s Sacramento campus is a successful example of a human-centered design solution for an urban medical center. Designed for flow and a safe user experience, the entry and exits to the south side of the structure were relocated from the original plan so vehicular traffic is segregated from the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Guide Dogs for the Blind Puppy Center & Park
On any given day, non-profit Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is caring for and training a new litter of frisky puppies at their school campus. More than 800 per year are whelped and raised by a dedicated team at GDB’s National Headquarters located in San Rafael, California. Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture, in association with […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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UC Davis Health, Parking Structure 5
On UC Davis Health’s Sacramento campus, Parking Structure 5 provides exceptional space for patients, visitors, and staff to feel safe, clearly find their way, and efficiently park their vehicle in a very open and day-lit space. With all vehicles entering and exiting the structure through a subterranean entrance off the adjacent mid-block intersection, the cross-campus flow of pedestrians and bicycles is uninterrupted.