Chapter 6: Ancillary Facilities
This chapter provides design tables and specific design guidelines for ancillary
facilities, which consist of separate spaces that are functionally related to the
courtroom. Ancillary facilities for the U.S. Court of Appeals (USCA) include judges'
conference rooms, judges' robing rooms, attorney lounges, and public waiting areas.
Ancillary facilities for the U.S. District Court (USDC) and U.S. Bankruptcy Court
(USBC) include judges' conference rooms, judges' conference/robing rooms, attorney
conference/witness waiting rooms, public waiting areas, court reporter/recorder areas,
news media rooms (optional), and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) suites.
See the spatial relationship, accessibility, and circulation (SRAC) diagrams in Chapter
4 for adjacency and circulation patterns related to ancillary facilities. The number of
spaces shown on the SRAC diagrams is intended only as an illustration; the actual
number and type of spaces required for a specific facility is determined in the building