San Mateo Youth Services Center

San Mateo, CA

Less than a kilometer from the San Andreas Fault, the new 300,000 square foot San Mateo County’s Youth Services Center (YSC) required rigorous structural engineering. In addition to the 180-bed Juvenile Hall, the comprehensive and integrated YSC includes the Margaret Kemp Girls Camp, 24 beds designed to serve specific need populations, the Receiving Home, juvenile courts, probation offices and a Community School. Complying with the “New Generation Design” of California youth facilities, the campus is also the first facility of its kind to achieve LEED “Silver” certification.

Completion Date: 2006
Structural Systems: Special Moment Resisting Frames, Steel braced frames, truss frames, and concrete shear walls with long span steel trusses
LEED Status: Silver

Project completed at previous firm