Welcome to the Clark Construction website for the New United States Courthouse - Los Angeles. The purpose of this website is to inform the public with the status of construction and provide convenient access to the latest procurement news associated with this project.
Clark Construction, in collaboration with SOM as Architect, is providing design-build services for the construction of the Los Angeles Federal Courthouse. The 10-story building, known as the "Cube" because of its unique shape, features 24 courtrooms and 32 judicial chambers. A sky-lit central atrium provides a clear understanding of building organization and natural light to public circulation and courtroom spaces on each level. One level of below-grade parking, mechanical, and back of house spaces provide the anchor to the Cube above.
In order to enhance the blast and setback requirements, the structural framing for the Cube is set back an entire bay around the building at the first floor providing for an additional 36 feet of setback on each side, creating the illusion that the building is floating. With this innovative solution, the perimeter columns above the second floor are designed to be placed in tension, supported by a set of roof trusses above.
The design for the new 630,000 GSF courthouse is restrained and dignified. Finishes express the solemnity of the proceedings, yet are not dark over overbearing. The project, which features a high-performance faceted curtain wall facade, has been designed and is being constructed to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
Design efforts began in January 2013. The project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2016.