California Health Care Facility

Project overview

The award-winning California Health Care Facility is unique among state projects—not only was it divided into two separate design-build packages, but the 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 of the project team and contractors in finding opportunities to improve the schedule with limited or no additional costs. One of the solutions was backfilling footings using a concrete slurry instead of a soil backfill. This saved two weeks and cost less than $5,000. In another instance, the contractor agreed to add an additional casting bed for casting tiltup panels, which allowed the building sequence to shorten.

Excellent leadership of an accelerated project

“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, CA Correctional Health Care Services


Stockton, California


Calif. Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Design Team

DLR Group
HDR, Inc.
HOK Architects


Hensel Phelps Construction Company
Granite Construction Company
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Clark Construction Company

Construction Cost

$906 million




1,264,000 SF


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