Campus Kilpatrick

2018 | Federal / State / County / Municipal | National Award of Merit

Design-Build Team Summary

Challenge Design-Build Project Delivery Addressed

Due to the economies of design-build, the County realized they were going to have approximately $3 million left over from the contingency funds. They elected to use this for upgrades including landscaping enhancements, additional shade structures for the classroom building, some modest architectural embellishments and enhanced finishes. Possibly most important to the juvenile residents was the addition of café doors to the toilet stalls, which were originally to be open, giving them some privacy and returning some dignity to them.


Continuing a relationship with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Bernards served as design-builder – in collaboration with DLR Group – for the Campus Kilpatrick Project, an initiative of the Department of Probation to create a new model for rehabilitative youth camp facilities. The project scope comprises demolition of the original 50-year old facility and the design and construction of a new 65,000-square-foot replacement camp to accommodate 120 youths. The design scheme features five individual cottages with open dormitory-style housing, an administrative/support/education building and various site improvements such as a recreational multi-purpose field, gym, multi-purpose room, surface parking, on-site utilities and security fencing.

Design-Build Team

Client/Owner: County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Design-Builder: Bernards
Project Manager: Kitchell CEM, County of Los Angeles
Architect: DLR Group
Engineer: KPFF
Specialty Contractor: Argyle Security, Inc.
Specialty Consultant: Lynn Capouya, Inc.
Key Subcontractor: Sharpe Interior Systems
Duration of Construction: 18 months
Project Cost: $35,406,651