The Judicial Council and its oversight working groups lead and oversee the facilities program, while the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is responsible for facilities planning, design and construction, and asset management. Two offices in the AOC serve the facility needs of the courts:
Judicial Branch Capital Program Office: Facility planning, capital project management, architecture and engineering services, construction management
Office of Real Estate and Facilities Management: Transaction and portfolio services,environmental analysis, and facilities management
Judicial Branch Capital Program Office
Lee Willoughby, director of the Judicial Branch Capital Program Office, brings to his position over 30 years of experience in the design and construction industry. Before joining the AOC in 2004, he held management positions with the executive branch of the State of California and with a variety of private-sector firms, including real estate developers, general contractors, a major subcontractor, and construction management firms. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for developing innovative and effective project delivery procedures. Mr. Willoughby has a bachelor's degree in systems engineering and a master's degree in business administration.
Kelly Quinn serves as assistant division director for the office's business and planning team. She joined the AOC's Office of Court Construction and Management in 2004 as senior manager of planning. Before that, she had worked as a consultant with the AOC on master plans and statewide capital planning beginning in 2001. For 13 years prior, she worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ real estate development agency and was responsible for planning a $1.4 billion capital improvement program for the Massachusetts’ trial and appellate courts. Raised in California, Ms. Quinn earned her undergraduate degree in urban studies from UCLA and her master’s degree in city planning from MIT.
Office of Real Estate and Facilities Management
Burt Hirschfeld, assistant division director, leads the Office of Real Estate and Facilities Management. Before joining the AOC in 2004, Mr. Hirschfeld was the West Coast director of asset management for DRA Advisors LLC, a New York-based real estate investment firm. Previously, he held positions in corporate real estate, first as a transaction and project manager for Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, then in a strategic planning role for American Express and the Trammell Crow Company. Mr. Hirschfeld holds a degree in international relations from San Francisco State University and a master of corporate real estate certification from the Institute of Corporate Real Estate.