- Client Los Angeles County Department of Public Works
This project is a model for future facilities in the county, state and the nation. All stakeholders in the process – Probation, Education, Mental Health, and the Department of Public Works – actively contributed to this new paradigm for juvenile justice that focuses on “care and custody” and moves away from “custody and control” as the primary objective. The design focuses on treating youth offenders on a small, safe, youth oriented, and community focused model.
Key program elements promote a healthy lifestyle with:
- Outdoor exercise areas
- Play fields
- A running track
- A community garden
Competitively selected, LCI thoughtfully considered existing site conditions and developed an environmentally responsible approach to the landscape design for the facility.
Sustainable landscape components integrated:
- ‘Native to Santa Monica Mountain’ plant palette
- Reclaimed water
- Fire fuel modification
- Retaining stormwater runoff – underground cistern, bioswales
Multi-agency approvals included Regional Planning, Building and Safety, Land Development Division, Environmental Review Board, Los Angeles County Fire Department and Coastal Commission.
Campus Kilpatrick is LEED Certified Silver.
Image Credit: Chip Allen Photography