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Experience Architecture Week -Top of the City & Beyond Tour
Top of the City and Beyond Tour - multiple locations
Sacramento, CA
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Experience Architecture Week -Top of the City & Beyond Tour
Take a long lunch break and see the city of Sacramento from above and beyond. This tour will give participants exclusive access to amazing views of the city from some of its tallest buildings and an exclusive opportunity to see
California's rebuilt Central Plant. AIA architects will be on hand with information at each location. Tour is self-paced. See all the views, a couple or just oneyou
decide. Pre-registered attendees may check in at any location, sign a release and receive a wristband to
visit other locations.

Locations include:

Robert T. Matsui
Federal Courthouse
Completed in 1999, this 16-story building houses 19 court rooms and provides space for the U.S. district, magistrate and bankruptcy courts, their support offices, court-related
agencies and tenant agencies. The public gallery in front of the courtrooms faces south, affording a view of Sacramento, the river and the Central Valley to the south. The tour destination is the top floor, which has a 3-sided, glass enclosed viewing platform adjacent to the elevator lobby.

California Fruit Building
The California Fruit Building was built in an age of soaring ambition and expansion, of Frank Lloyd Wright, Matisse, Mahler and Madame Curie. It was built and
occupied by the most powerful agricultural interests of the day. Opening in 1914, it was the tallest structure in Sacramento, earning the moniker, "Sentinel of J Street."
Currently under renovation, The Fruit is once again poised at the center of downtown's urban revival.

Encore Appearance: Ziggurat
The distinctive, terraced, pyramid-shaped office building on the west side of the Sacramento River overlooks Old Sacramento and the Tower Bridge. The building was designed by local AIA firm E.M. Kado  Architecture and completed in 1998.

Central Plant
Welcome inside this 78,000-square-foot facilitythe largest of its kind on the West Coast. Designed by AIA firm Nacht
& Lewis Architects, Sacramento's Central Plant provides chilled water for cooling and steam for heating, which is piped underground to 5.5 million square feet of state office space in 23 buildings throughout the city.

Sponsored by:
Milgard Windows & Doors, Inside Publications, Mohawk,
SD Deacon/Hogue, SMUD, Nacht & Lewis Architects, Ascent Builders and Interface Engineering.

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Experience Architecture Week is a public-outreach event designed to facilitate greater transparency with the public in how architects create our built environment and how it impacts their daily lives; to create an ongoing dialogue to inform a distinct, regional, architectural identity; and to highlight existing relationships between the region and its architecture. The 2014 Experience Architecture Week is scheduled from October 10th-October 19th.

This year's event features eleven events over 10 days, and features the region's first Canstruction build benefiting the Sacramento Food Bank. Click here to learn more about Experience Architecture events.

Questions? Please call the Chapter office at (916) 444-3658 or via e-mail:

Founded in 1942 the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter, represents the interests of the architectural profession in 17 Central Valley counties.


Top of the City and Beyond Tour - multiple locations
Various Locations in Sacramento
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States



Minimum Age: 10
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!