Warren E. Burger Federal Building U.S. Courthouse
Ryan provided preconstruction and construction services
The Warren E. Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, was built in 1966. Formerly a ten-story office building and federal courthouse, this project reorganized the building to function solely as a courthouse, upgrading the existing nine courtrooms and adding five new ones, meeting the federal judiciary’s long-term space needs. Ryan worked closely with architectural partner Teng and Associates and the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Property Division in performing all preconstruction and construction services through occupancy and beyond.
Meeting security, accessibility and environmental needs
The renovation addressed critical prisoner, judicial and public security concerns while simultaneously bringing the building into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The project focused on modernization and making much-needed security upgrades to enhance the safety of court employees and the general public as well as ensuring systems were in accordance with the U.S. Marshal Service, the Federal Protective Service and Department of Homeland Security Guidelines. The building was also made more sustainable and energyn efficient to meet silver-level LEED-certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards and to improve long-term operating costs.
This project was a part of the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Construction Excellence in Public Buildings program.