Second Tower of State of California Office Complex Opens After 4-year Renovation

Second Tower of State of California Office Complex Opens After 4-year Renovation

09.10.10

State of California employees will soon be relocating into Office Building 9, the second of two 310,000 SF twin towers owned by the State Department of General Services (DGS) which have been involved in a four year renovation make-over. Located at 744 P Street and occupying a full city block in downtown Sacramento, the overall project, designed by HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA), is part of the State's Excellence in Public Building program which includes an emphasis on sustainable architectural design. HGA's design is targeted to achieve a Silver LEED rating (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) through the United States Green Building Council.

"These towers, intended to house approximately 1,700 employees, have been a Sacramento icon since the '60's, making it critical that our design visually reinforce rather than splinter the original architectural style of the complex," said Greg Bucher, AIA, LEED AP, HGA project manager. "Additionally, we were able to incorporate a considerable list of 'green' elements into both the new facility and office tower renovation, underscoring the State's emphasis on sustainable design efforts. This marks the second and final phase of a major milestone in one of Sacramento's initiatives to go "green."