The Department of General Services announced today that the Stanley Mosk Library and Courts renovation project in Sacramento has received a 2013 Preservation Design Award from the California Preservation Foundation.

The Preservation Design Award celebrates and recognizes exemplary work in historic preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, sustainability, studies, reports and other significant categories in the preservation field.

The award was presented at the Preservation Foundation’s annual award ceremony on September 27 in San Francisco.

The DGS-managed renovation project at the 1928 landmark building resulted in a safer, more accessible facility that is also more energy efficient. The historic government building is home to the California Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the California State Library.

The renovation project, which was completed last spring, took advantage of 21st Century technology while also preserving the building’s early 20th Century beauty and architectural importance.

The Library and Courts project has also been recognized as one of 2013’s “Best Real Estate Projects” in the historic preservation category by the Sacramento Business Journal. The publication also honored the renovation of the Department of Motor Vehicles headquarters building in Sacramento, another DGS-managed project.

Written by California Department of General Services

The Department of General Services (DGS) serves as business manager for the state of California. General Services helps to better serve the public by providing a variety of services to state agencies through procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management and design, environmentally friendly transportation, professional printing, design and web services, and funding for the creation and construction of safe schools. The DGS vision: Excellence in the Business of Government!

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