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.


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

Martinez, California
Contra Costa County Public Works Dept.
Design Team

Bridging Architect: Ross Drulis Cusenbery Architecture

Design-Build Architect: Dreyfuss Blackford Architecture


Hensel Phelps Construction Company

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