316 Vernon Street is a four-story, 82,000-sq.-ft., multi-use/multi-tenant office building for the City of Roseville, California. A portion of the building is leased by Sierra College and is being used as classroom space, while another section will be leased to retail tenants. The remaining portion of the building is being used by the city for administrative offices and also houses the city's data center.

The project was delivered using a design-assist/target value design approach. The building was initially envisioned as a structural steel building with a stucco skin; however, early in the design process it was determined that structural pre-cast would provide more durable building and increase occupant flexibility since fewer columns were required.

Ultimately, the choice to go to pre-cast was one of the defining characteristics of the project. Not only does the frame support the building, it also doubles as the architectural skin. This feature allowed for a total construction schedule of 14 months, which included the demolition of an existing two-story building on the existing site.


  • Outstanding Sustainable Engineering Project of the Year (2017)
    American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Award of Excellence - Sustainability (2017)
    Structural Engineers Association of Central California (SEAOCC)
  • All Precast Concrete Solution Award (2018)
    Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)

Related Projects