Construction is wrapping up at Skidmore Owings & Merrill's new United States courthouse indowntown Los Angeles. The building is designed as a glass clad cube that hovers over a stone base. As part of the sustainability strategy to achieve LEED Platinum status, a serrated curtain wall cladding will help to drastically reduce solar heat gain and maximize views. Inside, the 633,000-square-foot facility will contain 24 courtrooms and 32 judges’ chambers.
Architect: SOM; Program: Federal Courthouse; Location: Downtown, Los Angeles, California; Completion: 2016.