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This residential substance abuse treatment center was constructed for Indian Health Services in Hemet California. The project consists of four separate structures totaling 35,500 sf. The project is to receive a LEED Gold rating. The facility includes thirty two single beds, four single bed rooms, two beds for close observation, and five family suites.

The features of construction include a water tank, 1200 ft deep water well, fire pump, septic system, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, and a production kitchen. The building shell utilizes insulated concrete forms with a wood framed roof system. The exterior is clad in energy efficient glass, fiber cement, plaster, and composite lumber.

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Southern California Youth Regional Treatment Center
Design Bid Build
Indian Health Services
Hemet, CA

Design Bid Build

Southern California Youth Regional Treatment Center (Hemet Youth Center)


BlackBird and Associates


Indian Health Services

Type of Construction:

New Construction

Contract Value:

$13.9 million

CCASS Evaluation:

Very Good

Awards if any:


Positive Owner Feedback: The on-site project management of the project, subcontractors, materials, safety, and cooperating with on-site Quality Assurance personnel was Very Good. The project personnel were experienced and knowledgeable in government contracts and required procedures.