SOM Design Director José Luis Palacios has been invited to give a presentation to the Society of Iranian Architects and Planners about the design of the New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles. The event will take place on Thursday, November 3rd, in Santa Monica, California.
The recently completed New United States Courthouse in Los Angeles is rooted in classic principles, yet contemporary in its spirit and technology. The structure utilizes an innovative concept that “floats” the cubic volume of the courthouse over a civic open space, while responding to seismic and blast requirements. Targeting LEED® Platinum certification, the building features a serrated facade that maximizes views while reducing solar heat gain by nearly 50 percent. Working in an integrated manner, the design-build team of SOM and Clark Construction Group delivered a high-value building by optimizing each building system to promote efficient use, operations, and maintenance.
"The Design of the New Los Angeles Federal Courthouse"
November 3, 2016
Society of Iranian Architects and Planners
Colorado Center Community Room
Santa Monica, California