The County of Santa Cruz commissed a design/build team for a major remodel of their medium security facility. The project included new housing, visitation, and administration buildings. The site was renovated to include new exercise facilities and a gardening program for residents. There were also new stormwater treatment facilities and entry landscape. A particularly unique design consideration was making the public spaces welcoming to visitors and mitigating for demolished trees without creating security risks for the County’s staff who operate the facility.