California Court of Appeal, Fifth District, Fresno

Photo of California Court of Appeal, Fifth District, Fresno

Completion Date: 3rd Qtr 2007
Occupancy Date: August 31, 2007
Gross Square Footage: 61,000
Total Courtrooms: 1
Authorized Project Budget: $20,300,000
Architectural/Engineering Firm: AC Martin Partners, Inc.
General Contractor: Harris Construction
Fund: State General Fund
Initial Funding Year: FY 2000–2001
Managed By: California Department of General Services

Awards and Recognition:

Western Council of Construction Consumers – Distinguished Project Award 2008, Outstanding Achievement

California Court of Appeal, Fifth District, Fresno

This new three-story, 61,000-square-foot courthouse is located across from the Fresno Convention Center and adjacent to the City of Fresno's proposed Old Armenian Town development.
The courthouse was constructed on a 1.25-acre site and includes landscaped areas and secured surface parking for 25 vehicles. This fully secured facility houses:

  • Chambers for 11 justices; offices for attorneys, clerks, and administrative staff; a library; conference rooms; and a settlement conference suite; and
  • Additional parking for 90 cars provided on a separate lot nearby.
The building's single courtroom is centrally located and bordered by landscaped courtyards, allowing natural light in and contributing to the building's energy efficiency, which exceed state requirements by 17 percent.

The Western Council of Construction Consumers (WCCC) awarded the Outstanding Achievement award to this project. The WCCC is the largest association of construction owners in the western United States. The members represent a total planned construction in excess of $100 billion. This was one of five projects to receive awards at the annual WCCC Project Awards ceremony on March 10, 2008.


Contact Info

Judicial Council of California
Facilities Services

455 Golden Gate Avenue
8th Floor
San Francisco, California