This Design-Build project was part of a base closure project at the Tustin Marine Base. Once a Military Barracks Facility, the project consisted of converting housing for occupancy by homeless families and building new structures for dining and classrooms. The Village of Hope is a nationally recognized residential facility for homeless men, women and children. It is the most comprehensive facility of its kind in Orange County, California and serves as a national role model for the re-purposed use of closed military bases. Located on five acres of the former Marine Corps Air Base in Tustin, this complex consists of 150,000 s.f. of living and learning space.

The Village of Hope offers tastefully appointed residential suites cleverly converted from their original military barracks into housing with an overall capacity of shelter for 192 needy residents. This multi-function center also provides fully-licensed medical and dental clinics, a child development center, oversized dining facilities, a 290-seat chapel and auditorium as well as a variety of other vocational and counseling classrooms. Oltmans Construction Co.’s scope of work included, but was not limited to the following: Construction of the spectacular new chapel and dining facility, all related site work required by the project, the addition of elevators in existing buildings, and conversion of the military barracks into residential suites. In addition, significant structural and utility modifications were required and made to the medical offices, classrooms and training facilities.In addition, Oltmans Construction Co. coordinated and managed all donated materials and services for this project. Self performed work also included concrete, light carpentry, framing, seismic, structural retrofit, demolition, materials waste management, and site housekeeping.

Square Footage

80,000 s.f. Renovation & 40,000 s.f. New Construction