Gallery: SOM’s Shimmering White Cube for the LA Federal Courthouse Wins...


The new Los Angeles Federal Courthouse will be designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and it will feature state-of-the-art sustainable design. Announced just this week, the US General Services Administration awarded the contract for the new project on Broadway street to the SF office of SOM. Although details are skant, the shimmering white cube will provide 550,000 square feet of space with updated security compared to the current Spring Street facility. The GSA, which is in charge of the process, is also looking for proposals to renovate the existing courthouse and use the sale of the building to finance construction.

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