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SMUD Headquarters Building
SMUD Headquarters Building Front Facade Panorama.jpg
Location Sacramento, California
Built 1959
Architect Dreyfuss & Blackford
Architectural style Modernist
NRHP reference No. 09001161
Added to NRHP January 4, 2010

The SMUD Headquarters Building is the Sacramento Municipal Utility District headquarters. It is located at 6201 S Street in Sacramento, California.


The 166,000 square-foot building was designed in the Modernist style by Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects in 1959. Construction was completed in 1961. It is influenced by the work of Mies van der Rohe.

The building has adjustable aluminum louvers that are used to control the temperature and lighting in and of the building. The exterior also features a tile mural by internationally-known artist Wayne Thiebaud called Water City, which serves as a tribute to the Sacramento and American Rivers.

The SMUD Headquarters Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.

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