California Independent System Operator (ISO) Headquarters
 Folsom, CA

Project Overview

This project is a design-build contract for California ISO's new headquarters. This new 278,000 square-foot headquarters building exemplifies the client's commitment to the environment, with the goal of attaining a green building LEED Gold certification (U.S. Green Building Council). The scope of work included 30-acres of site clearing, creating utility infrastructure, installing perimeter security, and constructing a headquarters building and parking facilities.

Type of Work

Vanir's services included project management throughout the design phase and full owner's representation during the construction phase. The building is comprised of three distinct wings with a combination of structural systems:


  • Main Lobby: The lobby is part of a two-story public wing, featuring glass and metal panels wrapped around a structural steel frame. It includes training rooms, an educational center and support facilities.
  • Mission Critical Wing: This wing houses a data center, mechanical and electrical utility systems, and the mission control room. It has a structural steel frame and a precast wall façade.
  • Office Building: The office building is three stories with exposed structural precast concrete and beams with a glass and metal panel façade. It houses a majority of California ISO's more than 500 employees in an open office environment.
CLIENT:
California Independent System Operator Corporation
ARCHITECT:
Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects
CONTRACTOR:
Clark Design/Build of California
DELIVERY METHOD:
Design-Build
SQUARE FOOTAGE:
278,000 sq. ft.
CONSTRUCTION COST:
$119 million
COMPLETION:
2010