Perkins Eastman was commissioned to design a dormitory that would contribute to the successful growth and training for at-risk youth aged 18-26 who are seeking skills and training to become productive contributors to society; this project successfully meets these criteria while providing a supportive environment for student life. The two-story structure at the San Bernardino Job Corps Center houses 272 students in two gender-specific wings, accommodating equal numbers of men and women. Each wing includes a lounge, study hall, supervisor’s office, laundry room, and storage area. The central entry leads into a common lobby/lounge and grand staircase, with adjacent administrative and counseling offices, vending area, and restrooms. Food service is provided in an adjacent remodeled building that houses both a traditional and a training kitchen, dining hall, and student government offices.