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California Department of General Services Office Planning Study

Sacramento, California

The state’s building portfolio in the Sacramento region is aging. At the same time, California’s population, need for state services and demand for office space near or within its state capital are expected to increase significantly.

HOK developed an Office Planning Study to help California’s Department of General Services (DGS) evaluate its real estate and facility needs for employees from more than 100 state agencies who work within a 15-mile radius of downtown Sacramento. The study provides a flexible framework that the DGS can continuously adapt to plan the most effective workplaces over the next 40 years.

Collaborating with a building condition specialist firm, HOK’s consulting team analyzed the state of DGS’s regional office building portfolio, which included more than 19.2 million square feet of owned and leased space. This study included identifying potential repairs, a timeline and a facility condition score for each building.

HOK also evaluated opportunities for building renovations and new construction. The team based each evaluation on criteria including time frame, size, ownership, access to transportation and convenience for state employees.

The building condition assessment and building opportunities study informed a sequencing plan for DGS’s long-range planning and helped the department secure state funding for these facility projects.

19.2 million sq. ft. / 1.7 million sq. m. (state-owned and leased space)
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