California Court of Appeal, Fourth District

Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, Santa Ana

Division Three, Santa Ana

601 West Santa Ana Boulevard, Santa Ana, CA

Initial Funding Year: FY 2003-2004

Award-winning courthouse was completed in 2009.

Current Status
This project was managed by the California Department of General Services and completed in 3 Q 2009.

Vital Statistics
Occupancy: July 27, 2009
Courtrooms: 1
Square footage: 52,000
Authorized total project cost: $27,688,000 
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Awards and Recognition
Award of Merit: Best of 2009, California Construction, published by McGraw-Hill


"Dedication Ceremony"

This new courthouse replaces two leased facilities that the court had outgrown. The new building includes:
  • Approximately 52,000 square feet of enclosed, secure space in three stories, designed to meet current Judicial Council standards;
  • Office suites for nine justices, a courtroom, a settlement conference center, a law library, and work spaces for staff; and
  • A flexible design that can, with additional funding, expand to accommodate more court services.

The Judicial Council accepted the City of Santa Ana's terms of sale for this site in 2005. The city, at its expense, completed demolition and removal of a building on the site, razed the site to street level, and completed construction of a parking structure directly adjacent to the site, which provides approximately 70 additional parking spaces for the court's use. This project was among the first that OCCM handled from its early stages through completion.

The project won an Award of Merit in the Government/Public category of California Construction's Best of 2009, appearing in the December 2009 issue of the magazine, published by McGraw-Hill. Online profile

Videos about the 4th District Court of Appeals Courthouse Project

Jan 7, 2010
Students in Santa Ana help to beautify the Fourth District Court of Appeal while learning a lesson in civics, collaboration, and creative expression.

Architecture/Engineering Firm

Carrier Johnson + CULTURE, San Diego

General Contractor

Heery International, Los Angeles

News Releases
New Courthouse Dedication Planned (1/12/2010)

Contact Info

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San Francisco, California

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