Description Of Site
In the spring of 1994 Security By Design began work at the
U.S. Courthouse, 312 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, California
with HNTB Architects - Los Angeles.
This modernization/ historical preservation project involved
the renovation of approximately 32,000 square feet on the
8th and 9th floors. It included upgrading four existing courtrooms
along with two existing chambers and realigning the remaining
areas on these floors to provide six new courtrooms, eight
new chambers, and support spaces consisting of jury rooms,
and judges' conference rooms.
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This project included the Design Development for the Security
Plan and Systems, and included biddable specifications with
appropriate drawings, bid review, and construction support
The project included magistrate judges' courtrooms, corresponding
magistrate judges' chamber suites, four courtroom-holding
cells, adjacent spaces with public accessibility, and various
spaces associated with basic building core facilities.
Of Special Interest
The integration of several different criteria of the security
systems which included CCTV, intercom, card access control,
silent duress alarm, remote door unlocking, walk through metal
detection, and tamper switches.
The communications among devices use a wide variety of methods
and media, including twisted-pair, coax, public telephone
networks, fiber optics, and laser.
The $25,000,000 project was completed in 1996.