The U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building project included a 16 story with penthouses and two levels of parking below. The building housed the facilities for the U.S. District Courts, Magistrate Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, Marshal’s Offices & supporting functions.

The building is highly visible , dominating the Sacramento Skyline. At 346 ft., it is one of the tallest buildings in the City’s history and said to be its largest single-building construction project. Although it has 16 stories, its height equals a 30-story bulding because some of the courtrooms have stately, high-vaulted ceilings.

Project Details

Location: Sacramento, California
Completed: January 2009
Building Size: 740,000 Sq. Ft., 16 Floor
Contract Value: $14.4 Million
Client: Federal Government
Owner: U.S. General Service Administration
General Contractor: Morse Diesel International

  • 1 million pounds of sheet metal
  • 3 chillers delivering 1,000 tons of cooling capacity
  • 2 boilers delivering 20 million btu of heating capacity
  • 1 million pounds of ductwork
  • 32,000 feet of copper pipe

“The project posed several unique challenges which Lawson handled in a very capable and professional manner.” — Peter Rau, Vice President – Morse Diesel International