US Courthouse and Federal Building


Client: General Services Administration

This immense consolidation of the courts of the Eastern District of the United States fulfills its mission of expressing both the stateliness of its mission and an openness that lets visitors know the justice system is accessible to all. Clear elegant order is the theme of the 735,000 square foot facility as functions are layered in rows in a linear form with a granite wall running the entire length of the structure. It is also an open, airy building filled with natural light. Both statements are combined in the atrium that provides two stories of assembly space for both orientation and ceremonies.

Contact: Jane Felsen Gertler,
Spector Group,

Designers: Richard Meier & Partners and Spector Group