On a seven-acre campus, this new 216,000 square foot, five-story Family Support Center and 1,326-stall six-level Parking Structure in the San Fernando Valley consolidated seven Los Angeles County family services departments into one location which serves the most vulnerable and disadvantaged residents of Van Nuys.
The project created a community-friendly, park-like campus; provided a safe, welcoming and sustainable environment for the facility’s clients; and promoted interdepartmental collaboration among the 1,000 employees who call the new building home.
The primary design goal was to facilitate the County’s service model transformation, which was designed to provide a more convenient and welcoming experience for its clients who have previously needed to visit multiple service-providing locations.
The two new building structures and an existing County medical clinic are located so as to create a secure campus environment. The project is now a prototype for future County facilities in their desire to be more effective and user-focused.
■ Seven acre campus
■ 216,000 square foot center
■ Community-friendly, park-like campus
■ Safe, friendly and sustainable environment