COTE presents: Tour of the New United States Courthouse
When
Where
May 26, 3:00-6:00PM
350 West 1st Street, Los Angeles 90012 (b/w Hill Street and Broadway)
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AIA|LA COTE presents

TOUR OF THE NEW UNITED STATES COURTHOUSE - LOS ANGELES

When: Friday, May 26, 2017. 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: 350 West 1st Street, Los Angeles 90012 (b/w Hill Street and Broadway)


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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP will be providing a tour of the New United States Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. The 10-story, 633,000-square-foot facility houses the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, including 24 courtrooms and 32 judicial chambers and also accommodates the needs of the U.S. Marshals Service, and provides trial preparation space for the U.S. Attorneys’ Office and the Federal Public Defender.

Located on a prominent block in downtown Los Angeles, the courthouse’s design has a strong civic presence rooted in classic principles and is driven by environmental performance objectives. Targeted to achieve a LEED® Platinum certification, the building employs the following sustainable strategies in pursuit of these performance objectives:  daylighting, structural optimization, reduction of incident solar radiation, energy savings via mechanical system selection, electrical savings via lighting controls and fixture selection as well as plug load controls, wood products from FSC sources and regionally sourced building materials.


Presenters

Susan Bartley, AIA, LEEP® AP - Associate Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Susan Bartley is an Associate Director in SOM’s Los Angeles studio and was the Project Manager of the New United States Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. With an extensive background in all aspects of the creative and technical design process, she brings a diverse set of skills, strong leadership, and ability to coordinate with clients and consultants on large-scale projects. Prior to joining SOM’s Los Angeles studio, Susan led the architectural teams on the new Long Beach Courthouse, a 600,000-square-foot P3 project in downtown Long Beach, California, the new British Columbia headquarters for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Vancouver, Canada, the 500,000-square-foot LAPD Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, and the 11-Acre Los Angeles Public Safety Metro Site Master Plan.   

Garth Ramsey, RA - Senior Technical Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Garth Ramsey is a Senior Technical Designer in SOM’s Los Angeles studio was the Project Architect for the New United States Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. With over two decades of design and technical experience, his developed skills in conjunction with his strong communication and leadership abilities, allow him to excel in a wide spectrum of project roles and responsibilities. Prior to joining SOM, he assumed a leadership role for a large-scale mixed-use development in Houston, Texas, the new British Columbia headquarters for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Vancouver, Canada and the Long Beach Courthouse, a 600,000-square-foot P3 project, where he functioned as the project team co-lead and principal consultant coordinator.

Frank Castillo - Technical Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Frank Castillo is a Technical Designer in SOM’s Los Angeles studio with more than 15 years of public, civic and private project work experience. His recent work includes the new United States Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach Courthouse - the first civic building in the United States delivered through the Public Private Partnership (P3) process, as well as the project planning and development of Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan, Illinois. Frank’s strong commitment to design detail and quality helps foster positive collaboration with key project stakeholders, leaders and peers. His wide spectrum of project roles have recently included special attention to the design and detailing of courtrooms and related programs.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the GSA’s sustainable design policies and focus regarding EUI goals.

2. List the advantages of an interdisciplinary approach to design-build projects and achieving prescribed goals.

3. Discuss the impact of optimizing building system design and energy conservation measures in order to meet prescribed performance requirements.

4. Explain the importance of building tuning and occupant behavior in order to meet a high level of energy efficiency.