The San Quentin Health Services Building was a unique project, having been constructed on California’s oldest correctional complex. The Federal Court required a new medical, dental, and mental health services facility and Vanir was hired to develop and implement an emergency plan to build a new medical facility that would satisfy the Court’s requirements.
In addition to the difficult circumstances of working within a maximum security prison, Vanir also responded to three significant challenges: the project execution plan had to be completed, subject to the court’s approval, in a matter of weeks; the facility needed to be located within the walls of a very congested prison; and the most desirable location was a historic preservation site where the hospital was originally constructed in the 1850s.
Vanir gained consent from the state to use the design-build process and secured approval from the Historic Preservation Society in record time.
“Vanir did an exemplary job in accomplishing this goal…all of the facility upgrades…were completed by December 2009; ahead of schedule and only about three years from the start of the effort.”
Richard Kirkland, Chief Deputy Receiver, CA Correctional Health Care Services