Hard Bid Secure Treatment Facility (STF)
This new 1500-bed. stand-alone housing and treatment facility for sexually violent predators, is California’s largest. The facility program was highly complex and led to the design of what became referred to as a “village” composition.
This project represented a new paradigm in the design of a public mental health facility (the largest new facility of its kind in the U.S.). It represented “best practices” for a treatment environment and incorporated the concepts of “Evidence-Based” and “Humanistic” design as a platform.
This new detention and court complex included education, treatment, housing, administration, food service, laundry, hearing room, and visiting areas. This new detention and court complex included education, treatment, housing, administration, food service, laundry, hearing room, and visiting areas.
The systems included touch screen graphic computer systems for audio monitoring, door control and monitoring, intercom and paging systems, duress alarm monitoring, a 2-layer perimeter security system, and a CCTV system with digital video archiving.
LCD touch screens were provided at direct management officers’ stations for all of the California Department of Mental Health (DMH) Officers’ Stations, while custom designed hard-wired control panels were provided at the towers and at selected other California Department of Corrections (CDC) officers’ stations. All DMH systems were fully integrated through the use of a PLC system. As the CDC is responsible for the site perimeter, the systems that we designed for the CDC were a hybrid of relay logic required for door control, and microprocessor-controlled as allowed for CCTV system control.
Other systems included UPS, master PBX-type intercom, and access control (card reader) systems. We also designed a back-scatter x-ray system and inmate tracking system utilizing bracelets with on-board transmitters, under Additive Alternate Bid.