LA County, Reentry Opportunity Center
Sustainable design breathes new life into a 1960’s office building
The LA County Re-Entry Opportunity Center at 3965 South Vermont is a 3-story structure built in 1965 and has just finished being renovated. The building and attached 4-story parking structure required extensive modernization. P2S provided MEPT engineering for the renovations, which included a total replacement of building systems, seismic retrofit, hazardous materials reduction, parking roof deck waterproofing and new elevators. The renovations made the building ready to be the new home of LA County’s Probation Department Field Operations. LA County chose the Design-Build delivery method so that the design and construction teams could work collaboratively to solve the project’s unique challenges.
P2S designed the MEP and Technology systems for the renovation. The technology scope includes security and audiovisual design services. Our team outfitted the 53-year-old building with the latest equipment, creating interlocking, sustainable building systems. We also provided Title 24 compliance calculations, a photometric study for parking structure lighting and designed plans for natural gas, ventilation, and stormwater systems. The Probation Department has significant security needs, so P2S is providing an integrated security design with access controls and surveillance. The technology scope also includes AV design for individual spaces, design for IT rooms and connections for devices and hardware. This project is designed to achieve LEED Certification and finished construction in June 2019.