Richard E. Arnason Justice Center
Design Consultants:Architect-Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. - SF, Architect-Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. - TX
The Richard E. Arnason Justice Center is a 73,500-square-foot courthouse facility – built with the Construction Manager at Risk delivery method – that includes seven courtrooms, judges’ chambers, administrative space, a library, conference rooms, and in-custody detention areas.
The new courthouse and the older facility it replaced are located right next door to one another. During the preconstruction process, Sundt learned that the users of the old facility were concerned about construction noise interrupting their court proceedings, so the team responded with a unique solution: they erected a temporary sound wall between the old building and the site. Learning about the problem early – and having the flexibility to solve it – were direct outcomes of the Construction Manager at Risk delivery method.
2011 WCCC Distinguished Award-Western Council of Construction Consumers (WCCC)
National AIA Justice Facilities Review 2010-American Institute of Architects