The California Department of General Services (DGS) has selected the design-build team of ZGF Architects, Rudolph and Sletten and Lionakis for the design and construction of the new 1215 O Street office building in downtown Sacramento. The finalization of the project’s design begins immediately, with site work expected to begin this summer.
Employee wellness is at the forefront of the project’s design, as is sustainability. The building will be net zero energy as designed, targeting LEED platinum® certification. When complete, it will use 60 percent less water than similarly-sized office buildings. PVs on the roof will provide solar power to maximize on-site renewable energy, supplemented by off-site solar energy sources through the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). This energy program is part of a first-of-its-kind agreement with SMUD in which DGS’ entire Sacramento portfolio will move to solar power.
The 11-story, 360,000-square-foot project will accommodate up to 1,150 state employees as part of DGS’ plans to modernize its facilities and infrastructure. Once built, it will include office space, meeting space, storage, parking and an employee gym. A pedestrian plaza and retail space will help integrate the project with the neighborhood and foster a sense of community.
The project is slated for completion in 2021.