The Lionakis Civic Team recently began working on the replacement of the Growlersburg Conservation Camp Facility for the Department of General Services (DGS) located in Georgetown, California after being selected to work on it. We are grateful for the opportunity to help design a better future for the camp, which is jointly operated by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and CAL Fire. It houses inmates who will be on crews for fighting wildfires. The replacement facility project involves the demolition of the buildings that previously housed the inmates, and the construction of new facilities.

This includes an administrative building, an inmate dorm building, a recreation building, a hobby building, a CDCR/Cal Fire barracks building, a kitchen and mess hall, a multipurpose facility for inmate programs, a staging area with restrooms and showers, a warehouse, carpentry shop, auto/welding shop, vehicle storage building, a sawmill shed, the sawmill building, planner/assembly building including dry kilns, a pole barn, a generator/pump/storage building, a covered vehicle wash rack, and a vehicle wash recycling building.

The project is being designed to meet a minimum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification and Net Zero Energy (ZNE) requirements.

We are thrilled to be able to design this new campus that will serve as a valuable training facility and resource in fighting California’s wildfires, and we look forward to continuing to design a better future for DGS for years to come!