Infrastructure is the network of systems that connect and support our community; how we function, live, move and interact with each other and our environment.
Whether energy, transportation, utilities, electrical power, or telecommunications, the technical nature of any given infrastructure project is directly related to our design DNA. We create buildings and spaces that function for technology while also addressing human factors and needs.
Confidential Client, Integrated Operations Center
The new Integrated Operations Center (IOC) is a state-of-the-art, secure, resilient and modern facility designed to withstand anticipated seismic and other natural disaster events; as well as house new operating processes that recognize the importance of distribution system operations, cybersecurity and transmission system operations.
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 […]
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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Treasure Island Ferry Terminal
A new ferry terminal on the western shore of Treasure Island will provide easy access to San Francisco’s Financial District. An important link between the rapidly developing community of historic Treasure Island and San Francisco’s bustling downtown, the terminal was completed just in time for regular ferry service to begin in January 2022.
OE3 Training Center
Operating Engineers Local 3 (OE3) is the largest construction trades union in the country, comprised of men and women who operate heavy equipment on job sites and roadways. The development of a comprehensive master plan lead to the design of a new 15-acre educational campus on a 1,500 acre site. Working in close collaboration with an […]
Contra Costa County, Emergency Operations Center
Dreyfuss + Blackford has a specialty practice for Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) and our newest project of this type is for the County of Contra Costa. The County’s new EOC replaces an existing outdated facility. This new essential service facility houses the office of the County Sheriff and Command Staff. A state-of-the-art Emergency Situation Room […]
City of Sacramento, Homeless Supportive Housing
This housing conceptual design is one of three that can be deployed at multiple identified sites in the City of Sacramento to help transition people from living on the streets to permanent housing. The design is a kit of parts that can be deployed wherever necessary and then moved to the next area of the city that needs it. Our solution fits the operating model of local non-profits that will be operating the community sites and providing supportive services to the individuals.
Turlock Irrigation District Operations Complex
Turlock Irrigation District (TID) is responsible for the management, maintenance, and reliability of a complex electrical and irrigation water distribution network that includes reservoirs, canals, power plants, and transmission lines. For over 40 years, this network has been monitored and operated from a control center located at the District’s corporation yard near downtown Turlock. Two […]
Sacramento International Airport Central Terminal B
Central Terminal B is the centerpiece of Sacramento International Airport (SMF), reflecting the tree canopy identity of the Sacramento Region. The new terminal includes 23 gates, an automated people mover, local restaurants, expanded retail and security areas, plus multiple art exhibits including “Leap” the giant red rabbit by artist Lawrence Argent. Working with Corgan Associates and Fentress Architects, […]
San Joaquin RTD Regional Transportation Center
A robust expansion of the regional transit bus system in San Joaquin County led to need for a modern, efficient bus maintenance facility. San Joaquin RTD modeled their needs after an existing facility in Southern California, only to find that the full program would exceed their budget significantly. We teamed with McCarthy Construction to develop […]
State of California, Office of Emergency Services
The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) houses the State’s control center for strategic response to all state-wide disasters and emergencies. It is a state-of-the-art, essential-service facility capable of 24/7 uninterrupted operation. It supports all state, regional and local emergency rescue, homeland security and relief agencies. Extensive communications, computer, emergency power and security systems were carefully integrated […]