Salinas Valley Mental Health Facility

The Salinas Valley State Prison is a maximum security penal institution which includes a 64-bed inpatient psychiatric program and medical treatment facilities. This project was an expansion to the existing mental health prison facility. The construction project occurred under heavy prison surveillance. The Salinas Valley State Prison achieved a LEED Silver level by incorporating sustainable design principles such as lighting control, a vacuum waste plumbing, indoor air quality and super-efficient mechanical systems. In addition, this project is utilizing readily-renewable materials such as certified lumber. The project attains a 22.5% energy savings over standard design and will save California taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs. The scope of work included demolition, building pad preparation, site work, utility connections and construction of single story building. The facility encompasses 31,116 SF Housing and Treatment Building and a 5,617 SF addition to the existing Administration Building.


Soledad, CA


Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation of the State of California


Nacht & Lewis Architects