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San Diego Central Courthouse

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Source: Structure Magazine

The new Superior Court of California, San Diego Central Courthouse consolidates San Diego County's criminal trial, family, probate, and civil courts into a 704,000-square-foot downtown facility integrated with the neighboring hall of just and county jail facilities... Designed for the Judicial Council of California by the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architecture, Structures, Interiors, and Graphics team— working closely with the client and a group of trusted consultants—a complex set of site, programming, and cost constraint challenges were solved. The design achieves a high level of integration and efficiency while meeting client enhanced-seismic performance objectives.

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