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California Courthouses: The New San Diego Courthouse + Upcoming Solicitation (1 LU/HSW)
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When: Thursday, January 11, 2018
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Where: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
One Front Street
San Francisco, California  94111
United States

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Photo credit: Bruce Damonte


The New San Diego Courthouse

The new downtown 71-courtroom, 23-story, 704,000-gsf Superior Courthouse consolidates the interdisciplinary programs of the existing Criminal, Civil, Family and Probate court departments into a single facility. It leverages operational efficiencies and connectivity with the adjacent Hall of Justice through a bridge and with the Central Jail through a future tunnel. A future park on its eastern edge will redefine the area and the courthouse as an iconic landmark, anchoring a major public civic space. The transparency of the podium enhances the community’s access to justice and provides natural light and views inside the building. Parking and holding are located in the basements; the first three interconnected levels house the high-volume courts, which are also visually connected. Family, Civil, Probate and Criminal Courts are stacked above each other. This configuration allows for interdisciplinary contact and flexibility as judicial caseloads change. LEED Silver certification is a minimum target.


Steven Sobel, FAIA, Managing Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Clifford Ham, Principal Architect, Judicial Council of California


Judicial Council of California As-Needed Architectural Services Solicitation

The Judicial Council of California is posting a solicitation for a wide range of Architectural and Engineering Consultation Services for numerous projects. This solicitation will be to renovate and update existing facilities. The Judicial Council seeks to identify a number of firms qualified to provide a wide range of Architectural Services for various projects to be initiated between April of 2018 through April of 2021 with possible extensions to April 2023.  The Judicial Council is a division of the Judiciary and is responsible for the management and development of over 500 courthouses statewide.” AIASF is presenting an information session so that interested firms can gain an understanding of current project objectives, the portfolio, and solicitation process in preparation for the upcoming solicitation. 


Tim O’Connor, Project Manager, Real Estate and Facilities Management, Judicial Council of California
Brianna Darlington, Contract Analyst, Branch Accounting and Procurement Office, Judicial Council of California 

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.


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