St. Johns County Health & Human Services Center

St. Augustine, florida

Matthews Design Group (MDG) provided engineering services for the new Health & Human Services facility located near the St. Johns County office complex. Completed in three phases, the project encompasses over 40,000 SF of building footprint on a 16-acre site. Notably, the Center’s stormwater facility includes a wet detention pond paired with two bio-retention ponds, providing diversity of landscaping to the site. Project scope included complete civil site design, stormwater and utilities infrastructure design, and permitting with St. Johns County,  City of St. Augustine, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD).

MDG coordinated and managed all aspects of this project and worked closely with the building architect and St. Johns County Construction Services, as well as the St. Johns County Survey Department to obtain the survey needed for this project. MDG coordinated with subconsultants to determine the wetland line and flood plain impact, conduct geotechnical investigations, and with the City of St. Augustine Public Works Department since the City provided utility service to this site. We also worked the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to obtain permitting for this project. MDG helped the county prepare bid specifications, and assisted with bid evaluation, and subsequent contract administration and engineering construction inspection of the contractor. 

This project serves as an example of MDG’s experience in working with several entities to complete a large project on an accelerated schedule.

Services Provided

  • Site development and design
  • Concept sight plan
  • Environmental services
  • Geotechnical services
  • Drainage design
  • Utility design and coordination
  • Stormwater modeling
  • Stormwater management and facilities design
  • Stakeholder coordination
  • Construction quantity estimates
  • Construction administration
  • Construction inspection
  • Bidding assistance
  • Permitting with St. Johns County, City of St. Augustine, FDEP, and SJRWMD