Rendering: BCRA Design

Kern County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Psychiatric Health Facility

Project overview

Vanir is providing master architect and construction management services for Kern County’s new psychiatric health facility. The locked building will provide a safe and secure environment for adults and minors who are experiencing an acute psychiatric crisis. The project includes a 26-bed adult inpatient facility and a 20-bed adolescent inpatient facility.

The building incorporates modern design concepts that promote recovery and wellness and provide connectivity to nature through natural light, window views and landscaping. The design also promotes a residential ambiance and strives to minimize the institutional features typically associated with a locked psychiatric unit.

Vanir’s involvement with mental health facilities

Vanir also managed the construction of a nearby behavioral health center for San Benito County, completed in June of 2021. These state-of-the-art healthcare facilities foster welcoming and healing environments for our clients’ communities.

Bakersfield, California
Kern County
Design-Build Architect

BCRA Design

Design-Build Contractor


Square Footage
30,000 SF
Construction Cost
$21 Million
Start Date
Completion Date