The Superior Court of California - San Diego has been named a Best Project in Southern California in the Engineering News Record (ENR) 2018 Best Projects regional competition. The project was recognized in the Government/Public Buildings Category.
The courthouse, a 25-story tower that opened in 2017, consolidates San Diego County’s criminal trial, family, and civil courts in a single building. A podium spans from the main entrance to the steps that connect the building to street level while, at its top, a distinctive, aluminum-paneled soffit comprises the structure’s crown. A design-build project, the courthouse was the result of a collaboration between Rudolph and Sletten, Inc., the project construction managers; the Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts, the owner; SOM, the project architect; and other partners.
Award submissions were judged on quality of construction and design and overall contribution to the industry and community, as well as on an evaluation of how the project teams worked together to overcome challenges. All winning projects will be profiled in the October 8th issue of ENR California. Projects in the Southern California region will be honored at an awards gala on Thursday, October 11th in Los Angeles.