San Diego U.S. Courthouse

San Diego, CA


With six courtrooms and 12 chambers, the 467,000 square foot, $382 million construction project integrates new and existing federal buildings with gardens, a water feature and pedestrian paths.

The courthouse design is a 16-story tower that rises above a transparent and translucent building base. In order to achieve GSA Design Excellence and create a sustainable courthouse, a number of green principles were incorporated into the project.

Despite scope changes during the project, KHS&S was able to maintain the project schedule and deliver a superior project to the client.

The new courthouse is projected to achieve LEED Gold certification.


KHS&S completed the interior framing/drywall, insulation, acoustical ceilings, fireproofing and lath/plaster on this United States courthouse.


  • ENR California’s Best Projects: Government/Public Building, Award of Merit (2013)