Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse

Long Beach, CA


The 545,000 square foot project was delivered under a unique public/private partnership agreement, which has a total development cost of approximately $490 million and a design-build cost of $343 million.

The new courthouse in Long Beach is a five-story building housing 31 courtrooms, as well as court administration offices, Los Angeles County lease space, and retail leasable space. The building includes below-grade secure inmate transfer facilities, detention facilities, and separate secure parking areas for judges. A five-level great room atrium enclosed on two ends by a cable-supported glass wall system serves as the single entry point for the public and provide access to a secured central courtyard.

Construction on the project was completed under budget and ahead of schedule.


KHS&S completed the interior framing/drywall, exterior plaster and sheathing, engineering of exterior framing, fellert acoustical plaster, aluminum reveals, stainless steel corner trim, top of wall firestopping, fireproofing and insulation on the courthouse.


  • DBIA Western Pacific Region – Design Excellence Award (2013)
  • DBIA Western Pacific Region – Regional Award Winner (2013)
  • ENR Best Global Project – Government Building (2013)
  • Los Angeles Business Journal’s Commercial Real Estate Award – Best Public Project (2013)
  • ENR California Best Projects – Government/Public Building- Best Project (2014)