Government + Justice

Sacramento, California

A 16-story, 750,000 sf building with 19 courtrooms, holding cells, ancillary administrative areas and court-related offices. Underground parking is provided for 300 vehicles. Once inside the building entrance is a dramatic public rotunda, 135 feet high. This elliptical, sky-lit atrium was designed to convey a strong sense of arrival and a feeling of dignity associated with the Federal Courts system. The project received a 1994 GSA Design Citation for Excellence in Public Design.

Architect: Hansen Lind Meyer,
with Nacht & Lewis
Contractor: Morse Diesel