New United States Courthouse – Los Angeles

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Now under construction in downtown Los Angeles, this new federal courthouse will have a strong civic presence rooted in classic principles. The design features an innovative structural engineering concept that allows the cubic volume to “float” over a stone base while being one of the nation’s safest buildings.

The 633,000-square-foot facility will contain 24 courtrooms and 32 judges’ chambers. The building is designed to achieve LEED® Platinum certification, with sustainable features such as a serrated facade that maximizes views yet also reduces solar heat gain by nearly 50 percent. SOM’s design for the courthouse optimizes workflow and promotes efficient operations and maintenance.