SMUD Headquarters Building, Sacramento, California
Designed by the architectural firm of Dreyfuss and Blackford in 1959, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Headquarters building remains a virtually pristine example of the International style of post-WWII Modernism in Sacramento. It is an exceptional example of its style and building type, embodying the general precepts of the design canon while also exhibiting innovation in energy efficient design, the use of new materials, and unique artistry. There are no major alterations and the original materials- aluminum louvers, glass walls, glass tile murals, interior/exterior tile cladding, and landscape plan and plantings- remain intact and continue to convey the original design intent, appearance, and landscape. The building continues to be used by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District as their headquarters.
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