Los Angeles County Jail Plan

Project overview

The County of Los Angeles selected Vanir to provide a jail master plan, assessing the current state of its jail system, forecasting needs, developing options, and determining the cost and schedule for the improvements. Central to this master plan was the development of a 4,800-bed Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility (CCTF) for inmates with medical and mental health issues. We worked with numerous County departments, stakeholder groups, and specialized consultants, applying knowledge in custody management and state-of-the-art treatment programs.

Consensus to Move Forward

Vanir demonstrated expertise, performed under very tight deadlines, and maneuvered through competing interests to assist the County in getting buy-in on the plan. This consensus allowed the County to move forward with improving its jail system—a process that had been stalled for years.

Based on the success of the master plan, Vanir was asked to provide a detailed architectural program for the CCTF and other new facilities. This program became the basis for the bridging documents that the design-builder will use to construct the facilities.


Los Angeles, California


Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Construction Cost

$1.74 billion




2,750,000 SF