Plumas County Health & Human Services Center 

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Project Data

Location: Quincy, CA
Client: Plumas County
Floor Area: 52,000 SF
Project Cost: $10 million
Completion Date: 2006

Project Description

This new, state-of-the-art facility was conceived and built to consolidate the majority of Plumas County’s Health and Human Services operations into a single, centralized, user-friendly location. It also served to replace a number of aging, unsafe, non-code-compliant facilities which were becoming an increasingly greater impediment to service delivery. The building is intended to evoke its exceptionally beautiful setting, with the surrounding mountain-scapes and train trestles providing inspiration for a structure which sits comfortably on its site, and looks as though “it was meant to be there”, while also providing sweeping mountain views and abundant natural light at the interior spaces. As the largest capital project in Plumas County history, this project was subject to intense scrutiny by the public and local media. Also, there were numerous and significant changes in the County’s top-level leadership during the design and construction processes. NMR made numerous presentations to the Board of Supervisors and other local organizations to explain and respond to questions regarding the project scope, goals, budget, schedule, and delivery methods.