The renovation of the California Department of Motor Vehicles headquarters building—a DGS-managed project—was honored with a Citation Award from the Central Valley American Institute of Architects (AIACV) during its 2013 Design Awards ceremony held October 11 in Sacramento.

The AIA Design Awards are presented to firms that have transformed and elevated the built environment.

The renovation of DMV headquarters, originally built in 1960, was managed for the state by the DGS Real Estate Services Division.  The project transformed interior workspaces, enhanced energy efficiency, and improved the building’s seismic resistance capacity.

The headquarters building recently earned a silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for major renovation.

DGS works with other state agencies to ensure that their buildings meet the goals set by Governor Brown through his Green Building Executive Order, which calls for new or renovated state buildings larger than 10,000 square feet to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED “silver” certification or higher.


Photo by Chip Allen Photography

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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