Client: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)
Size: 36,783 sq. ft.
Completion: August 2009
Delivery Method: Design-Bid-Build
Location: Soledad, CA
Service: Programming, Construction Administration
Principal-in-Charge: Eric Fadness
General Contractor: Roebbelen
Mechanical Engineering: Capital Engineering Consultants
Electrical Engineering: CB Engineers
Structural Engineering: CYS Engineer
Civil Engineering: CH2MHill
LEED: Green Building Services
Security: CB Engineers
Cost Estimating: Sierra West
This facility is a licensed mental health treatment facility for inmate patients. Although the residents are CDCR inmates, their status as “patients” is a treatment priority. Appropriate and humane treatment, with the goal of stabilizing these patients so they can return to a less restrictive housing and treatment environment, is the operating philosophy. The plan is organized to facilitate treatment of intermediate care inmate/patients in a three phase program. Sixty four single occupancy patient rooms are grouped into four wings of 16 rooms each and organized around a nursing and treatment core that includes nursing support services, group therapy rooms and a group dining room. Corridors and support services are arranged to maximize visibility from the nursing stations and the officers station to allow for safe, secure and efficient movement of patients through the daily treatment regimen. As a testament to the success of this design, there have been no reported incidents of violence or injury to staff or inmates within facility.