The Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment will host a tour of the new SOM-designed United States Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, May 26th. SOM Associate Director Susan Bartley, Senior Technical Designer Garth Ramsey, and Technical Designer Frank Castillo from the Los Angeles office will discuss the design and structure of the courthouse.
Located on a prominent block in downtown Los Angeles, the 10-story, 633,000-square-foot building has a design that reflects a strong civic presence rooted in classic principles. Driven by environmental performance objectives, the recently completed project is targeting LEED® Platinum certification.
Learning objectives of the tour include: 1) Understanding the General Service Administration's sustainable design policies and focus regarding EUI goals; 2) Listing the advantages of an interdisciplinary approach to design-build projects and achieving prescribed goals; 3) Discussing the impact of optimizing building system design and energy conservation measures in order to meet prescribed performance requirements; and 4) Explaining the importance of building tuning and occupant behavior in order to meet a high level of energy efficiency.
Tour of the New United States Courthouse - Los Angeles
May 26, 2017
350 West 1st Street
Los Angeles, California
This tour is open to the public. Registration and advance payment is required.