Defining New Approaches to Juvenile Justice Services

Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center

Realizing a whole new approach to providing juvenile justice services in the County of Alameda was paramount in the resulting design for a new juvenile justice center. The 379,000-SF center combines a 196,000-SF residential building; a 71,000-SF support building with classrooms, counseling rooms & admin offices; and a 122,000-SF courts building with offices.

As the first LEED Gold certified juvenile justice center in the nation, the facility functions as an exemplary model for building sustainable correctional facilities, fulfilling the County’s commitment to minimize the center’s environmental impact while reducing operational costs through energy and water efficiency.

HMC+Beverly Prior Architects was the associate architect on the design-build team of Hensel Phelps and HOK.


  • 379,000 SF
  • San Leandro, CA
  • LEED Gold