13. Santa Cruz County Ed Pastor Justice and Detention Center
PROJECT COST: $59.8 Million
This unique multi-functional 157,000-sq-ft complex combines a new courthouse, adult detention, juvenile detention and sheriff�s offices all in close proximity to each other. Serving all of Santa Cruz County, the three-story project includes a new jail facility with separate areas for adults and juveniles, a sheriff�s office and a new courts and administration building with courts, offices and public service areas. With its prominent, hill-top, border community location, there was a strong desire to provide a dignified design that ties all the components together through similar materials and massing. The steep 15-acre site required the building to climb with the existing topography; and site development was a critical component to keep the project within budget. Multiple entrances to the facility were required to serve the various and dissimilar functions of the project.
Location: Nogales, Ariz.
Started: January 2009
Target Completion: September 2010
Owner: Santa Cruz County
Design Firm: DLR Group
General Contractor: CORE Construction Services of Arizona
Civil Engineer: PACLAND
Structural Engineer: DLR Group
MEP Engineer: DLR Group
Subcontractors: R & N Systems Design; Design-Tec