United States Federal Courthouse San Diego

Hensel PhelpsProjectsGovernment + JusticeUnited States Federal Courthouse San Diego

About the Project

The $300 million, 467,000-SF United States Federal Courthouse in San Diego is an 18-story tall building that is adjacent to the existing Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building. The state-of-the-art facility has 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 incorporates 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 of the area.

Quick Facts

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

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