Chapter 5: Judges' Chambers Suites
USCA chambers suites often include each of the
spaces outlined in Table 5.5.
A non-resident or visiting judge's chambers is
900 net square feet (NSF) [83.6 net square
meters (Nm2)], subdivided at the court's
General Design Elements
The following is a description of the design elements in judges' chambers suites. The
information supplements Table 5.1.
Privacy. Total enclosure of judges' chamber suites is necessary for acoustical and visual
privacy, to protect confidentiality, and prevent distraction. An entrance to judge's
chambers located directly off restricted circulation must be provided, with a soundlock to
Natural Light. Access to natural light is required for all workstations. Windows are
desirable; however, natural light must be controlled to eliminate excessive brightness,
glare, or heat.
Specific Design Elements
Toilet. A private toilet room must be provided in the chambers suite. Access to the toilet
should be through a soundlock/vestibule that also provides access from the chambers to a
restricted circulation area. See Table 5.1 for more detail on private toilets.
Judge's Study. USCA judges sometimes require a private study adjacent to their chambers.