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California Health Care Facility

Project overview

Vanir provided program management services for the award-winning California Health Care Facility. Unique among state projects, it not only was divided into two separate design-build packages, but this fast-track project was designed and built within two years and delivered two months ahead of schedule. The facility consists of 1,818 beds, providing housing and necessary medical and mental health treatment for inmate-patients of all security levels.

As the program manager, Vanir led a collaborative effort between the project team and contractors to identify opportunities for schedule improvement with minimal or no added costs. One solution involved using a concrete slurry for backfilling footings instead of soil, resulting in a time saving of two weeks and costing less than $5,000. In another instance, the contractor agreed to add an additional casting bed for casting tilt-up panels, allowing a shortened building sequence.

Vanir provided the necessary leadership throughout the process and established a culture of collaboration in bringing all stakeholders together to achieve success…they ensured everyone’s needs were clearly understood and met within the parameters of the project.

– Richard Kirkland, Chief Deputy Receiver, California Correctional Health Care Services


LEED Gold Certified – Design-Build Package 1 | LEED Silver Certified – Design-Build Package 2 | 2014 CMAA National – Project Achievement Award, Buildings, New Construction, Constructed Value Greater Than $150 million | 2014 DBIA National Award – Health Care Category

Stockton, California
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

DLR Group

HDR, Inc.

HOK Architects


Hensel Phelps Construction Company

Granite Construction Company

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Clark Construction Company

Square Footage
1,264,000 SF
Construction Cost
$906 Million
Start Date
Completion Date