Department of General Services, Clifford L Allenby Office Building
Lionakis teamed with ZGF (Architect of Record) and Rudolph & Sletten (General Contractor) to form a qualified team with experience in the design and construction of high-rise buildings and experience with the Department of General Services (DGS). Employee wellness is at the forefront of the project’s design, as is sustainability. The building is designed to be net zero energy, targeting LEED Platinum certification. It uses 60 percent less water than similarly sized office buildings. Photovoltaics on the roof 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 moves to solar power.
The building, in addition to office space and an employee gym, contains retail, a multi-vendor food court and a design emphasis that utilizes as much natural daylighting as possible. Lionakis’ role on this project encompasses design, technical, and construction administration support.