CA DGS New Natural Resources Headquarters

Sacramento, CA

As one of the taller buildings on the Downtown Sacramento grid, the new Department of General Services Natural Resources Headquarters is a high-rise landmark that serves as a major addition to the State of California’s facilities portfolio. This new modern structure is 21 stories plus basement and 838,000 total gross square feet. It is constructed to house approximately 3,450 employees and consists of staff from eight State Departments. The cutting-edge headquarters includes assembly and meeting space, storage, parking, retail, a childcare facility, and commercial food service space. Buehler utilized Performance Based Design of the Lateral Force Resisting System to assist in achieving cost savings for the owner while meeting code equivalency for a safe and resilient structure.

Quick Facts

  • Size: 838,000 SF
  • Architect: AC Martin
  • Project includes the largest childcare facility constructed by the State of California (accommodates 120 children)
  • Designed for Net Zero Energy and LEED Platinum Certification
  • Construction Cost: $520,000,000
  • Contractor: Turner Construction
  • The historic Heilbron House, built in 1881, will undergo some exterior improvements and will be preserved onsite


  • 2024 SEAOCC - Award of Excellence for Large-Scale New Construction
  • 2022 DBIA - National Project of the Year
  • 2022 IPI - Project of the Year
  • 2022 ENR California - Northern California Best Government/Public Building