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Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Tour, Sacramento

  • Thursday, July 16, 2015
  • 12:30 - 14:00
  • 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento CA
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  • Students are WCAPT members who have registered as students through the registration process.

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Please join WCAPT and AIA Central Valley for a special tour of the recently renovated Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building in Sacramento. 


Many technical challenges needed to be overcome: the removal of earlier, more invasive mechanical systems to install a modern energy-efficient system; working around previously installed structure while protecting and restoring original historical elements of the building; insertion of an unobtrusive accessibilty route; and special attention to the fire suppression system, which uses a state-of-the-art high-fog mist instead of a typical deluge system to accommodate the  continuing dual use of a library and a court.


The final result is a fully functional energy-efficient building with restored light wells and newly conserved historical and decorative elements supported by modern and discrete mechanical systems.


Four Learning Objectives to be achieved during the course of this tour include:

  • The use of the California Historical Building Code to provide alternate compliance for a historic building;
  • Sensitive addition of accessibility strategies to a historic building;
  • Removal and upgrade of mechanical and fire safety systems compatible with the current use and historic elements of the building while accommodating the existing structural system; 
  • Exploration of the strategies used to achieve LEED Silver Certification, including the surprising use of the Brownfield credit.

Professionals involved in the renovation conducting the tour:


Nancy Goldenberg, AIA, Principal, Carey and Company


Pella McCormick, California Department of General Services


Sean deCourcy, Historian, Office of Historic Preservation


Gary Kurutz, Principal Librarian Emeritus, Special Collections


Registration is limited to 35 participants, so register early for this popular tour. 


For reasonable accommodations or alternate formats, please contact AIA Central Valley at least 72 hours prior to the event or for more information or 916-444-3658.


More Information: Library Bulletin 106 History








 Stanley Mosk Library
 and Courts Tour, Sacramento





WCAPT and the AIA Central Valley Chapter enjoyed a tour of the meticulously renovated Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building in Sacramento. The tour included the use of the California Historical Building Code, accessibility upgrades, removal and upgrade of intrusive mechanical and fire safety systems, and strategies used to achieve LEED Silver Certification.


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