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Consolidated Headquarters Complex - California Military Department

A net zero energy project reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency in California

  • 285K

    Square Feet

  • Rancho Cordova, California

    Rancho Cordova, California

Targeting LEED Gold certification, this new headquarters complex will be sustainable, open, and friendly

The goal was to make the new California Military Department Headquarters more than simply a military facility. It needed to be more like a corporate headquarters than a typical military building. Plus, it was going to be the first large-scale net zero energy project implemented by the State of California. The plan? Reduce environmental impact, optimize performance, lower energy and operating costs, conserve resources, and increase occupant satisfaction and productivity. 

The design includes on-site photovoltaic arrays that serves a dual purpose as parking shade structures. Additionally, façade designs are specific to the building orientation and aid with daylight harvesting and net zero energy goals.

The relationship with the adjoining planned development community was also an important consideration. The chosen design aesthetic befits the facility’s stature as a military headquarters—the facades are well articulated with a combination of brick veneer, metal panels, and fenestrations. All the buildings on the campus are designed with the same architectural principles, broadcasting a cohesive campus aesthetic to the surrounding community. This headquarters complex goes a long way toward ensuring the Military Department is an effective and energy-efficient force.

Meet Our Team

Porus Sam Antia , Principal, Buildings

I provide vision for the next generation of living and adaptive buildings, achieving harmony between the built environment and the natural world.

David Hillsamer, Senior Associate, Architect

I believe the most successful projects have collaborative environments, allowing every team member to have their perspective heard.
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William Ketcham, Principal

I approach the opportunity to craft beautiful design concepts by integrating modern building technologies with end-user comfort.

James Sasek, Principal

I’m a jack of all trades kind of guy—my ability to work on design-build projects satisfies my need to go after the details.

Josh Hamon, Associate, Audio Visual Team Lead

Technology should improve the quality of our work and life.
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Stephen Shea, Principal

My philosophy is to listen to a client’s needs, really understand their goals, and then find a way to simplify the solutions.

Porus Sam  Antia

Principal, Buildings

David Hillsamer

Senior Associate, Architect

William Ketcham


James Sasek


Josh Hamon

Associate, Audio Visual Team Lead

Stephen Shea


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