South Lake Tahoe Juvenile Treatment Center

Vanir’s project and construction management services led to the successful delivery of the new juvenile treatment center. This 40-bed facility is used for juvenile treatment and commitment programs serving the eastern region of El Dorado County and provides much needed secure accommodations and services to this part of the county.

Thorough Environmental Review

The facility was designed to meet the stringent architectural and environmental constraints of Lake Tahoe regional approval agencies. Our design phase management included thorough environmental review under NEPA, CEQA and TRPA policies to ensure all environmental protection criteria were implemented.

Delivered Ahead of Schedule and On Budget

Vanir developed strong client satisfaction and team success by initiating a “partnering” approach.

While site construction activities were limited to May 1 through October 15 annually, other wildlife restrictions limited tree removal to non raptor-nesting months (September through March). This limited site construction for this project to a narrow window of six weeks.

Vanir successfully proposed that tree removal occur during the non-nesting season when snow covered the site and that tree stumps be left behind for later removal during the approved ground-disturbing season. This allowed construction to start in May, allowing for building enclosures to be completed prior to the following snow season. As a result of these efforts, the project was delivered two months ahead of schedule.


South Lake Tahoe, CA


El Dorado County

Design Team

TRG LRS Justice


United Construction Company

Construction Cost

$6.3 million




26,000 SF