Facilities Program Overview

The Judicial Council supports the court facilities of California's Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, and trial courts by providing a broad range of services:  facility planning, design and construction, facility operations management, environmental compliance and sustainability, real estate services and asset management, and emergency planning and security coordination.

The Facilities Services team Works Together Providing Access to Justice, in support of two Judicial Branch Strategic Goals: access and infrastructure.

Our core values are Integrity, Reliability, Innovation, and Efficiency

Established in 2002, Facilities Services oversees a comprehensive infrastructure program for court facilities. Through this program, the Judicial Council implements the landmark Trial Court Facilities Act (TCFA) of 2002. The TCFA shifted governance of California's courthouses from counties to the state.

Three Advisory Committees oversee and guide Facilities Services:

The brief history of Facilities is summarized in this organizational Timeline.

The organization's current structure includes six units: Project Management, Facility Operations, Program Support, Real Estate, Security, and Quality Assurance and Control. See the full organization chart.

Over the course of its history, Facilities Services has conducted or commissioned many studies and reports on a variety of building topics. View available studies and reports.

Facilities Services has received many awards for its building projects. See the complete list of awards.

AT A GLANCE

Facilities managed: Approximately 450 facilities including buildings, parking lots, and other types of properties
Square footage managed: More than 21 million
Facility modification projects: More than 1,100 projects annually
Facilities services requests: Approximately 70,000 annually
Leases managed: 125
Construction projects: 29 completed. 10 active (4 in Construction and 6 in Working Drawings phases)

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Citation Award 2015: San Bernardino Justice Center

American Architecture Award of 2012: San Diego Central

Award of Merit 2015: San Bernardino Justice Center

Citation Award 2015: San Bernardino Justice Center
Excellence Award 2013: Richard E. Arnason Justice Center, Pittsburg
Citation Award 2012: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, Long Beach
Citation Award 2011: New Hollister Courthouse
Award of Merit 2010: New San Andreas Courthouse
Award of Merit 2009: Richard E. Arnason Justice Center, Pittsburg

Excellence in Partnering Award 2011: Richard E. Arnason Justice Center, Pittsburg

Best Projects, Best Government/Public Building 2014: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach
Best Projects, Award of Merit, Government/Public Building 2014: San Bernardino Justice Center
Global Best Project, Government Building 2014, Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse in Long Beach
Best Government/Public Building Project 2012: Mammoth Lakes Courthouse, Mono County
Best Small Project 2010: Plumas-Sierra Courthouse, Portola
Award of Merit 2009: Fourth District Court of Appeal in Santa Ana

Award of Merit 2014: San Bernardino Justice Center

Excellence in Structural Engineering Award 2014: San Bernardino Justice Center

Excellence in Structural Engineering Award 2014: San Bernardino Justice Center

Chairman's Project Achievement Award 2018: New San Diego Central Courthouse
Sustainability Excellence Award 2018: New San Diego Central Courthouse
Innovative Project Solution Award 2018: New San Diego Central Courthouse
Outstanding Project Award 2014: Hollister Courthouse, San Benito County
Distinguished Project Award 2012: Mammoth Lakes Courthouse, Mono County
Distinguished Project Award 2011: Richard E. Arnason Justice Center, Pittburg
Notable Award 2011: B.F.Sisk Renovation, Fresno
Distinguished Project Award 2010: Plumas-Sierra Courthouse, Portola
Exceptional Award 2010: Fresno Juvenile Justice Center
Distinguished Project Award 2008: Fifth District Court of Appeal in Fresno, Outstanding Achievement

Global Award for Excellence Award 2014: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse, Long Beach

History

Through its Facilities Services office, the Judicial Council of California is responsible for implementation of the Trial Court Facilities Act of 2002, landmark legislation that shifted governance of California's courthouses from counties to the state.

Facilities Program Timeline »