San Diego United States Courthouse

Hensel PhelpsProjectsGovernment + JusticeSan Diego United States Courthouse

About the Project

The $300 million, 467,000 SF, San Diego United States Courthouse is an 18-story tall building that sits adjacent to the existing Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building. This state-of-the-art facility has 35 feet of subterranean detention space, parking, and administrative areas. The highly specialized structure incorporates architecturally exposed concrete and steel with a blast-resistant terracotta, glass, and metal panel façade. The 100-year lifespan design includes robust interiors comprised of cement terrazzo, stainless steel, and millwork.

 

To enhance the new courthouse, the project’s 2.6-acre master plan integrated the surrounding buildings, gardens, plazas, a water feature, and pedestrian pathways. Service support areas are below-grade to enhance the aesthetics.

Quick Facts

  • Location San Diego, CA
  • Client General Services Administration
  • Industry Government + Justice
  • Line of Business Construction
  • Completion Date 10/29/2012
  • Duration 35 Months
  • Contract Value $ 300,000,000
  • LEED Gold
  • Square Footage 467,000 SF

Awards

Awards

  • 2014 AISC ​Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel – Projects greater than $75M
  • 2013 ABC National Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award
  • 2013 ENR Best 2013 Projects Recognizing Excellence – Government/Public Building
  • 2012 AGC of California – Excellence in Partnering Award

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