- West Palm Beach, FL, USA
- Public Safety & Judicial
- Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Life Safety and Fire Protection, Energy Services, Structural Engineering, Technology, Commissioning
- Project Size
43,711 square feet – Courthouse
106,346 square feet – Parking Garage
ENR Southeast Best Government/Public Building, 2018
Located on historic Tamarind Avenue, the Fourth District Court of Appeal Courthouse serves as a facility for lawyers and judges to convene over cases in the appellate process and replaced a 50-year old courthouse.
The three-story building includes one main courtroom and 14 judicial offices, a secure lobby with bullet resistant glass and a metal detector system, extensive mahogany-stained millwork, and an enclosed rooftop courtyard. There is an adjacent four-story, 334-car parking garage with a secure entry/exit for judicial staff.
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Each floor is served by a VAV system, with additional sound attenuators. Occupancy sensors in the office spaces, along with daylighting controls result in energy modeled savings of 20% over a comparable code minimum building and contributes to the project’s LEED target of Silver certification. A 100KW diesel generator powers life safety systems on an emergency basis.