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Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Family

Staples Construction Company

Posted: May 14, 2020 | Projects

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Family (Casa Pacifica), located in Camarillo, California, has offered adolescent and family services designed to treat victims of abuse and neglect, substance abuse, homelessness, and other behavioral and mental health issues since the summer of 1994.

Photo Courtesy of Nik Blaskovich

In 2012, Casa Pacifica found themselves in critical need to expand their campus because of the increased demand for the services they provide, and also to consolidate the programs that were off-site onto campus. 

Beginning in 2013, Staples Construction was brought onboard to provide pre-construction services in collaboration with the design-team for the Building New Foundations of Hope Capital Campaign. Over the following four years the project-team worked in partnership to develop a program that fit Casa Pacifica’s needs and budget. 

The challenge presented to the project-team from the start was to develop a design that preserved the current look and feel of the campus, provided the necessary space for Casa Pacifica’s programmatic needs, and maintained an inviting and safe campus for the youth and staff. All aspects of the buildings and site improvements were carefully examined to ensure that the design/layout, materials, and systems selected were cost effective, durable, and maintenance-friendly. The proposed expansion and the construction sequencing/logistics strategy underwent several iterations to develop a comprehensive plan that allowed the project to break ground in January 2017.

Construction began with the facility that was most needed on campus; the dormitory. This facility houses youth with substance and alcohol abuse issues. The dormitory has two wings with eight rooms per wing. Each wing has a sizeable staff office, kitchen and laundry facilities, and a large common area with TV, dining, lounging, and gaming areas. One wing includes a 24/7 separate room/bathroom behind the staff office to isolate a youth temporarily for detoxing, or privacy during a crisis. The building was designed with thoughtful use of colors, textures, and materials to create a warm, therapeutic environment.

The second building constructed as part of the campaign was the expanded administration, training, therapy, commercial kitchen, classroom, and warehouse facility that broke ground in July of 2017. This building was originally designed to be three separate buildings. As a cost savings measure it was combined into one large building to maximize use of common/shared spaces (restrooms, break rooms, therapy space, conference rooms, etc.). This decision yielded a significant savings to the project and contributed to a more collaborative working environment for employees. In order to maintain a more secure facility for youth and staff, only one-third of the building is openly accessible to youth while two-thirds of the building has limited accessibility.

In addition to the two new buildings, the existing parking lot needed to be expanded to meet the County’s parking mandates for the campus as well as required upgrades to the electrical services to accommodate the additional load of the new buildings and any future expansions on campus. This work was successfully scheduled to minimize impact to the ongoing operations of Casa Pacifica and the construction of the new buildings.

Building Envelope: Roseburg
Roofing: Johns Manville, GAF 
Windows: Milgard
Interior: Georgia Pacific/USG
Entrances & Storefronts: Arcadia
Flooring: Bentley, Shaw, Armstrong, Johnsonite
Lighting: Simkar, Amerlux, Lumenwerx, LEDI, Lithonia, EELP
Daylighting/Skylights: Kingspan Light + Air

General Contractor
Staples Construction Company
1501 Eastman Avenue
Ventura, CA 93003

PK Architecture
5126 Clareton Drive, #110
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

Structural Engineer 
SKT Structural Engineering
2 Glen Iris
Dove Cayon, CA 92679

Mechanical Engineer
Ventura Air Conditioning Company (Design-Build)
4665 Ortega Street
Ventura, CA 93003

Electrical Engineer
DK Electrical Contractors, Inc. (Design-Build)
2100 Goodyear Avenue, #12
Ventura, CA 93003

Civil Engineer
M3 Civil, Inc.
5251 Verdugo Way
Camarillo, CA 93012

Plumbing Engineer
Cal Coast Plumbing, Inc. (Design-Build)
18 Wood Road
Camarillo, CA 93010

Construction Manager
S.L. Leonard & Associates
2390C Las Posas Road, #453
Camarillo, CA 93010

Date Bid: Jan 2017
Construction Period: Jan 2017 to Sep 2018          
Total Square Feet: 24,224 (Administration Building); 8,806 (Dormitory)
Site: 4.24 acres.
Number of Buildings: Two.

Building Sizes: (Dormitory) First floor, 8,806; total, 8,806 square feet.  (Administration)  First floor, 24,224; total, 24,224 square feet.
Building Height: (Dormitory) First floor, 10’; total, 20’6”.  (Administration) First floor, 10’6”; total, 24’8”.
Basic Construction Type: New.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. 
Exterior Walls: Vertical board & batton siding, stucco & stone veneer.
Roof: Asphalt, membrane.
Floors: Concrete, slab on grade.
Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Click here to view the full cost details for this project in the May/June 2020 issue of DCD