New Natural Resources Headquarters, DGS

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New Natural Resources Agency Headquarters

California Department of General Services

Sacramento, California

The new headquarters for the California Natural Resources Agency is a 22-story, 850,000 SF high-rise office tower serving as the workplace for several departments within the Agency, including the Department of Water Resources, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Department of Parks and Recreation. The project includes 10,000 SF of ground level retail/flexible space, a multi-vendor food court, and a verdant pedestrian plaza.

The sustainable features and strategies utilized for this LEED Platinum certified building include reclaimed water systems, mechanical chilled sails, and building materials such as rammed earth, reclaimed wood from the Paradise fire, and local/renewable materials. Designed to meet Net Zero Energy standards, the building’s Energy Use Intensity (EUI) is no more than 28.2 kBtu/sf/year.

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  • 2022 Design-Build Institute of America, Western Pacific Region 
    • Project of the Year
  • 2022 Design-Build Institute of America, Western Pacific Region 
    • Award for Design Excellence
  • 2022 Design-Build Institute of America, Western Pacific Region 
    • Award of Excellence - Lean in Design-Build
  • 2022 Design-Build Institute of America, National Design-Build Project/Team Awards
    • Merit Award, Federal/State/County/Municipal Category
  • 2022 ENR California's Regional Best Project Winners
    • Best Government/Public Building - Northern California
  • 2022 International Partnering Institute (IPI)-13th Annual John L. Martin Partnered Project of the Year Awards Program
    • Ruby Award - Buildings/Public Infrastructure Category, +$250M
  • 2022 International Partnering Institute (IPI)-13th Annual John L. Martin Partnered Project of the Year Awards Program
    • Innovation Award - Big Room
  • 2022 CMAA NorCal Project Achievement Awards
    • Prize for +$350M Category
  • 2022 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 
    • Outstanding Architecture+Engineering Award​​
  • 2022 GC Magazine
    • ​​AC Martin: Best Office Architect in Sacramento (New Natural Resources Headquarters)
  • 2021 Sacramento Business Journal
    • ​​Best Real Estate Projects Award - Green Community Impact
  • 2019 Architectural MasterPrize (International)
    • Honorable Mention - Architectural Design - Commercial Architecture (Unbuilt)