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SOM Designers Discuss the New United States Courthouse on KCRW Podcast

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Source: KCRW

The American Institute of Architects caused a stir by giving no building its Twenty-five Year Award in 2018. 

But it did bestow an Honor Award for architecture on nine buildings, including the new Federal Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, on the south of 1st at Broadway. This building— an elegant 10-story cube clad in pleated glass that appears to hover over a public plaza—gained fame as the backdrop in a widely published picture from last year’s Women’s March.

It was designed for the General Services Administration by the Los Angeles office of Skidmore Owings & Merrill...

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