Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: CHNMB, Landscape Architects (firm); Dublin-Bloome, Energy Consultants (firm); Engineering Enterprise, Engineers (firm); Marquis Associates, Architects (firm); Rutherford and Chekene, Engineers (firm); James Caldwell (architect); Chekene (civil engineer); Bobbie Sue Hood (architect); Robert B. Marquis (architect); Rutherford (civil engineer); Sim Van der Ryn (architect)

Dates: constructed 1977-1978

total floor area: 350,000 sq. ft.

Sacramento, CA

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This building, the first large-scale institutional building by Marquis Associates, had a budget of $17 million. The following architects within the Marquis Associates office worked on the Department of Justice Building: Robert Marquis (Partner-in Charge), James Caldwell (Project Architect), Robert Wulf, Bruce Bullman, Jacques de Brer, John Ellis, Douglas Shoemaker. The firm worked closely with Sim Van der Ryn, State of California Architect. Rutherford-Chekene served as Mechanical Engineers; the Engineering Enterprise was the Electrical Engineer; Bobbie Sue Hood, worked as the architectural liaison for the State of California.

This building, characterized by an enclosed, two-floor, circulation spine at its center, contained 350,000 square feet; the building was designed to consume only 40% of the energy used by a comparable office building. Architects and engineers emphasized the use of natural light in all rooms. The circulation spine served as the building's "main street," while separate departmental quarters were called "neighborhoods."

PCAD id: 12956