Hensel Phelps-US Courthouse San Diego


U.S. Courthouse San Diego

Hensel Phelps
U.S. Courthouse San Diego - San Diego

Hensel Phelps was chosen to construct the new United States Courthouse in downtown San Diego, the second busiest court within the 9th Circuit, which includes courts in Arizona, California, and Washington. Pretrial Services, Clerk of the Court, U.S. Marshals, GSA, and the Federal Protective Services are among the courthouse tenants, who finally received desperately needed space after a decade of planning and funding starts and stops.
The 18-story, 467,000 SF Courthouse sits on a 2.6-acre site adjacent to the existing Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building. With specialized, high-security cast-in-place parking structure, 14 courtrooms, and 21 chambers, the project was a logistical challenge to construct in such a tight, urban setting. The project is awaiting a LEED Gold rating.
To enhance the new courthouse, the project's master plan integrated the building with surrounding buildings via gardens, plazas, a water feature, and pedestrian pathways. Service support areas are below grade to enhance the aesthetics of the area. 
From the beginning Partnering played a pivotal role in adhering to the overall budget, schedule, quality, and safety of the project. This project is the first major courthouse for the Federal government to be completed ahead of schedule in recent decades.

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