Santa Maria Juvenile Justice Center Expansion

Santa Maria, CA

2010

TESTIMONIAL

“RA and Associates Inc. is a pleasure to work with. Their project management and involvement is superior to other A/E firms that I have worked with.”

–  John Green, Construction Manager/Project Manager, Santa Barbara County General Services

PROJECT STATS

Client: Santa Barbara County General Services
Cost: $3,500,000
Size: 45,000 sq. ft. Juvenile Hall and 12,000 sq. ft. Juvenile Courthouse
Year Complete: 2005

DESIGN & ENGINEERING TEAM

Ravatt Albrecht & Associates

STAKEHOLDERS

  • Santa Barbara County General Services

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

Design and build an expanded Juvenile Hall Facility and Courthouse addition that is safe, durable, operational, and aesthetically pleasing.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Ravatt Albrecht & Associates designed this new 45,000 sq. ft. Juvenile Hall and 12,000 sq. ft. Juvenile Courthouse project to augment the previous fifty-bed, single-courtroom Juvenile Complex serving Santa Barbara County. The exteriors of the buildings draw from the surrounding industrial, commercial, and residential architecture; colored concrete blocks serve as the exterior walls and the roofs are reminiscent of nearby airplane hangars.

Work included careful planning and phasing of the new buildings in order to maintain the continued operations of the existing facility. The project was designed and constructed within the strict budget and timeline specified in state funding requirements.

The result is a new 90-bed Juvenile Hall that includes three, 30-bed, self-contained housing bays designed for direct staff/detainee contact. Each bay contains a dining area, kitchenette, recreation yard, sleeping room, and day room. Intake, booking, medical, and administrative areas are also included. The Courthouse is the public face of the complex, and contains juvenile judicial services and secure departmental offices. The design of two large light scoops and northern glazing provide natural light, and exposed concrete floors provide passive solar heat gain.

RAVATT ALBRECHT & ASSOCIATES SERVICES

Architectural design, engineering, project management, and quality control.