Ted Taylor Vocational Center at Rancho Cielo

This project is sited on a 100 acre property owned by the County of Monterey which was used as their Boys Ranch.

The facilities had not been used for many years and retired Judge Hon. John Phillips, now on the Monterey County Board of Supervisors called on us to conduct a facilities assessment so that he could fully understand the condition and usability of the buildings to support alternative programs for at-risk youth. We contributed this study as a pro bono effort and have supported the Rancho with additional volunteer services including the design of their amphitheater and accommodations for donor recognition.

We worked closely with the Judge and his board and developed a site Master Plan including new utilities, buildings, parking, play fields, and recreational assets as required to secure planning approvals from the County of Monterey.

Most recently, we are under construction on the new Ted Taylor Vocational Center.  The program includes four shop wings for vocational training.  Each shop will focus on a different living wage vocation including sustainable construction, agricultural equipment and automotive repair, and salad packaging line repair.  The central portion of the building will house new offices, meeting rooms and a lounge for students.

Photos by Kasavan Architects