GSA 2800 Cottage Way Federal Building
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GSA 2800 Cottage Way Federal Building

November 21, 2014
This project, under the GSA First Impressions program, involves the remodeling the lobby and exterior site approach to the building.  The extensive site improvements include the relocation of existing mature trees from the center of the main walkway to increase views to and from the building and street.  New landscape plantings, derived from the xeriscaping plan, will be sensitive to the local climate, while new paving, seating, and site furnishings will modernize the overall environment.

The new exterior entry design proposes a new fritted glass skin with steel armature which modernizes the exterior appearance.  The new entry also provides protection from solar heat gain, thus resulting in energy savings.

Improvements to the lobby interior include new finishes and a completely redesigned security screening station.  The new screening station will have a simpler and cleaner form, reducing the visual clutter in the space and streamlining security procedures for visitors  A new ceiling element utilizing a wood veneer panel soffit system extends through the lobby to create canopies across the two main entries, visually expanding and connecting the lobby space to the outdoors.  A redesigned exterior and interior signage program will improve the visitor and user experience, with  and overall modernized design including new LCD displays.

Location / year

Sacramento, CA / 2010

Project Type

Government Building
Office Building
Tenant Improvements

Principals in Charge

Peter Pfau, FAIA, LEED AP

Team Members

Natalie Kittner, LEED AP
Melanie Turner
Anthony Diaz
Adam Phillips
Sean Bailey

Project Manager

Michael Jak, LEED AP

Project Scope

Renovation or Expansion

Square Footage

28,000 GSF

Photographic Credits

Pfau Long Architecture

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