Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center

Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center

2016 | Commercial Buildings | National Award — Excellence | National Award — Merit

Zev Yaroslavsky Family Support Center

Challenge Design-Build Project Delivery Addressed

LA County Department of Public Works delivers high-performing public facilities for people and services to thrive. The Department’s primary objective in choosing design-build was to bring the best available designers and contractors together to address unique challenges in collaboration with the County to successfully deliver and meet the County’s criteria.


On a seven-acre campus, this new LEED Gold 216,000-square-foot, five-story Family Support Center and 1,326-stall, six-level Parking Structure in the San Fernando Valley consolidated seven L.A. County family services departments into one location which serves the most vulnerable and disadvantaged residents of the Valley. 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 1,000 employees calling the new building home.

Design-Build Team

Client/Owner: County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Design-Builder: Pankow Builders
General Contractor: Pankow Builders
Architects: HKS Inc., HNA/Pacific
Engineers: Nabih Youssef & Associates, Culp and Tanner, Inc.
Specialty Contractors: Southland Industries, Cupertino Electric
Specialty Consultants: Architectural Glass & Aluminum Co., PBWS Architects
Other Team Members: Stantec, Nevell Group, Inc., IOS/Haworth
Duration of Construction: 27 months
Project Cost: $128,215,142