The Tribute Building

Mixed Use

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“The Tribute Building may be the most significant project I have ever undertaken. It is special in many ways. The inspiration for this project originated 52 years ago when my father, his favorite architect Len Blackford and a young artist Wayne Thiebaud collaborated on the design and construction of the SMUD Headquarters Building located in Sacramento. The SMUD Building stands today as one our city’s finest gestures toward modern architecture. It has stood the test of time and remains an iconic piece of architecture. At the perimeter of that building wraps an amazing mosaic tile cityscape by the artist. The Tribute Building is a collaboration between myself and good friend Paul Theibaud, Wayne’e son. We are embarking on a project that carries on the tradition of modern architecture and public art started long ago by our fathers. There will never be another SMUD Building but we hope that the Tribute Building stands on its own as an iconic gesture to civic pride.”

1926 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814
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