CDCR CA State Prison, LA County EOP

Client: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)

Size: 14,210 sq. ft.

Cost: $7,300,000

Completion: June 2012

Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build

Location: Lancaster, CA

Principal-in-Charge: Eric Fadness

Project Architect: Lorenzo Lopez

General Contractor: CDCR/IWL

Mechanical Engineering/ Electrical Engineering: Mazzetti & Associates

Structural Engineering: CYS Engineers

Civil Engineering: AECOM

Programming: Fuller Co.

Geotechnical: Fugro

Cost Estimating: Engler Assessment Management

Corrosion: JHNolt

Sustainability: GBS


The new Enhanced Outpatient (EOP) building is a single story building accessed directly from D yard of the Los Angeles County (LAC) facility. The facility was programmed to provide mental health services for general population inmates. The footprint of the facility was designed to fit between existing structures on site. The floor plan was compartmentalized into three sections in order to take advantage of the economies of less restrictive construction types.

The building includes: classrooms, group rooms, recreational therapy rooms, interview rooms, interdisciplinary treatment conference rooms and administrative offices and support space.

Key Features: 

  • Significantly reduced interior potable water use, including a greater than 30% reduction in water demand though low-flow fixtures and faucets.
  • Installed high-efficiency HVAC&R to optimize the project’s energy performance. Reduced energy demand by over 32% compared to the baseline performance.
  • Prepared a measurement and verification plan to ensure the project is operated and managed in an energy-efficient manner throughout its life.
  • Recycled over 95% of the waste generated during demolition and construction.
  • Incorporated of a range of strategies to improve indoor air quality, including specifying low-emitting paints and coatings and prohibiting smoking in and around the project.

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