Fresno County, B.F. Sisk Courthouse Renovation

Superior Court of California, County of Fresno

Funded by Senate Bill 1732
Initial Funding Year: FY 2006-2007

One of 15 courtrooms in the remodeled courthouse

Current Status
This project was completed in 4 Q 2010.

Vital Statistics
Occupancy date: November 20, 2010
Courtrooms: 15
Square footage: 191,886 
Authorized total project cost: $63,563,520
More information
Architect: SmithGroup
Contractor: Turner Construction Company

Awards and Recognition
2011 Notable Achievement Award from Western Council of Construction Consumers


"Fresno County's B.F. Sisk Courthouse Dedication"
transcript (PDF, 7KB)
The Superior Court of California, County of Fresno has multiple facilities serving the downtown area. These facilities poorly serve the growing needs of the superior court, and the lack of consolidated facilities exacerbates the operational challenges of the court.

The B. F. Sisk Courthouse, constructed in 1967 as a federal building and courthouse, was vacated by the federal government after the Robert E. Coyle United States Courthouse was dedicated in October 2005. Under Public Law 108-221, 108th Congress, the federal government conveyed title to the B. F. Sisk Courthouse to the State for use by the Superior Court for $1 with the stipulation that the building be used for the administration of justice. The Sisk building has been completely renovated with capacity for up to 16 courtrooms and support space for civil and family courts.

Criminal court functions will remain in the existing Fresno County Courthouse, which the AOC is also renovating, and will be able to expand into space vacated by court functions moving into the Sisk building. The court will also be able to terminate the lease for the Family Law Facilitator & Spanish Speaking Self-Help Center when these functions are consolidated with other family court support functions moving from the existing Fresno County Courthouse into the Sisk building.

Construction began in July 2008 and was completed on budget in November 2010.

Fresno County B.F. Sisk Courthouse

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News Releases
Chief Justice to Speak at Dedication (9/30/2010)

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