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Monterey County Superior Court, New Fort Ord Courthouse Criteria Documents

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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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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. […]

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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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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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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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