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May Lee State Complex: Honoring California’s longest-serving state employee

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Sacramento, California – On Wednesday, Sacramento will witness the opening of the May Lee State Complex, a massive office facility spanning 1.25 million gross square feet. Named after May Lee, California’s longest-serving state employee with a record 79 years of service, the complex is situated at 651 Bannon Street in the Sacramento River district. This four-tower complex forms part of the Department of General Services’ 10-year initiative to refurbish or replace state office buildings across Sacramento.

“The facility is named in honor of former DGS employee May Lee, the longest-serving California state worker who had 79 years of service,” DGS said in a press release. “May passed away in 2023 at 102, just shy of what would have been her 103rd birthday, but she will always be remembered for her cheerful disposition and irreplaceable institutional knowledge.”

As a leader in sustainable building, the 17.3-acre May Lee State Complex is among the country’s foremost zero-net carbon facilities and features the largest all-electric kitchen. It includes on-site and structured above-grade parking, equipped with 90 electric vehicle charging stations and potential for expansion.

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The design of this project also aims to significantly reduce water usage, saving an estimated 5 million gallons of water each year, equivalent to the volume of nine Olympic-sized swimming pools.

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