Contra Costa County Emergency Operations Center/Public Safety Building

Project overview

Vanir provided project and construction management services for the new Emergency Operations Center/Public Safety Building (EOC/PSB) for the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. Vanir managed the construction of the County’s new $64 million Administration Building at the same time, both under a single design-build procurement.

The two-story EOC/PSB is equipped with state-of-the-art disaster management and public safety technology. It is certified LEED Gold and designed to operate independently during an emergency. The facility has combined key operations onto a centralized campus—including Sheriff’s administration, field operations, communications, coroner and emergency services divisions. It features a Sheriff’s situation center that contains a 32-foot by 14-foot video wall composed of 48 LCD screens, capable of displaying dozens of live streams from other agencies. It also features a conference room with a back wall (glass garage door) that opens up entirely to become an indoor/outdoor space.

It’s difficult to capture the complexity involved with this undertaking, specifically the technology required to meet 21st century needs that allows our office to deliver the best service to over one million County residents.

– David O. Livingston, Sheriff/Coroner, Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Dept.


LEED Gold Certified | 2021 CMAA National – Project Achievement Award | 2021 CMAA Northern California – Project of the Year Award & Project Achievement Award | 2021 DBIA Western Pacific Region – Merit Award | 2021 American Public Works Association Northern California – Project Award

Martinez, California
Contra Costa County Public Works Dept.

Bridging Architect: RossDrulisCusenbery Architecture

Design-Build Architect: Dreyfuss Blackford Architecture


Design-Build Contractor: Hensel Phelps

Square Footage
38,000 SF
Construction Cost
$44 Million
Start Date
Completion Date