The Santa Cruz County Rountree Rehabilitation and Re-Entry Facility is an $18.8 million Design-Build project that included the renovation and expansion of an existing facility near Watsonville, CA.
Renovations included remodeling an existing x-shaped housing unit built in 1962. Alterations triggered a full seismic-retrofit accomplished through diaphragm strengthening at the roof. One wing of the building was replaced by a seismically-isolated, two-level housing wing constructed of tilt-up concrete walls and cast-in-place concrete columns. The wing also included a cast-in-place mezzanine and a steel open web joist framed roof.
The jail expansion included three additional CMU structures: an administration building, security and storage facility, and visitation center. Together with the new housing wing, the facility will provide approximately 29,300 square feet of functional space.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Arrington Watkins Architects