This design-build two-story, 57,000-square-foot building included two courtrooms, judges’ chambers, detention cells, and administrative areas for the U.S. Courts and Marshals Service.

The building’s modern design put a Southwestern twist on the classic American courthouse. The exterior is clad in locally sourced sandstone, masonry and stone, and “living walls” made of vines are being planted on steel trellises to shade windows. The building includes a 10,000-square-foot canopy made of photovoltaic panels that provide shade while generating one quarter of the building’s electrical needs. 

2014 GSA Design Award, achievement in architecture and urbanism-General Services Administration (GSA)
AIA Arizona SRP Sustainable Award-American Institute of Architects
AIA CA Council Merit Award-American Institute of Architects
AIA SRP 2014 Sustainable Award-AIA Arizona
Chicago Athenaeum-American Institute of Architects
Design Build Institute of America National Award of Merit-Design-Build Institue of America (DBIA)
ENR Southwest Best Government/Public Buildings Award of Merit-Engineering News Record - Southwest
Regional Award for Design Excellence, Project in Progress-DBIA Western Pacific Region