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Detention and Correctional

Coalinga Secure Treatment Facility


State of California, Department of General Services


Coalinga, CA


KMD Architects

Mechanical Engineer

MCT Engineers

Year Complete



1,148,850 GSF

Contract Type

Design, Bid, Build

Project Overview

This new maximum security licensed psychiatric State hospital began construction in the Fall of 2001 and was completed in the summer of 2005.  The hospital is comprised of 1,148,850 GSF of floor space which includes 850,722 GSF for clinical services and programs, 157,041 GSF for support services, 74,379 GSF for administration, and 66,709 GSF for plant operations.

Additional spaces include a recreation building with gymnasium, patient and visitor meeting area, library services, substance abuse services, church, pharmacy/ central supply, vocational education, art, music, clothing center, and common areas.

This 1,500 bed hospital generates over two thousand jobs and is the area's largest employer.

The facility is considered a secured treatment facility.

Mechanical Highlights

  • Nearly 1,000,000 pounds of sheet metal for ducting.
  • Nearly 75,000 feet of hydronic (chilled and heating hot water) piping.
  • Nearly 500 pieces of mechanical equipment (chillers, pumps, boilers, air handling equipment)
  • Over 35,000 man hours of labor.