California Department of Mental Health Capital Outlay Program

Project overview

As program and construction manager, Vanir oversaw the major renovation and new construction program at five state hospitals. It began in 1986 and consisted of 45 separate projects that involved renovating and expanding patient areas, offices, utility systems and seismic upgrades.

Our team developed extensive physical plant needs assessments at each of the hospitals and prepared detailed cost estimates that were presented to the Legislature. Continuous interaction with the Office of the Legislative Analyst and the Department of Finance resulted in Legislative approval of capital outlay requests for all 45 projects.

Our program management plan served as the roadmap for administering the large capital outlay program, and in turn, the budget, schedule and cash flow were closely monitored and rigorously managed. All projects were completed as scheduled and within budget.

Vanir’s on-site representatives were extremely helpful in keeping us informed about upcoming issues…it has been a pleasure working with such a dedicated team and a professional organization.

– Harry Booth, former Chief Hospital Operations California Department of Mental Health
Various Throughout California
State of California, Department of Mental Health, Real Estate Services Division, Project Management Branch




Square Footage
2.5 Million SF
Construction Cost
$180 Million
Start Date
Completion Date