U.S. Courts Design Guide
A cost-effective palette, consistent with the
project budget, must be designated by the
design architect from which to select a limited
range of finish materials, colors, and textures.
Maintenance costs and life-cycle cost benefits
of finish material must be considered.
Enclose room to prevent distraction and provide privacy, confidentiality, and
Consider speech acoustics, soundproofing, maintenance, light reflectance, and
Use American Woodworking Institute (AWI) premium-grade, hardwood
veneer paneling or wainscot, stained and finished with a transparent sealer.
If a partial-height wood wainscot is provided, finish the upper wall surface
with either paint, or Type II vinyl, fabric, or polyolefin wall covering.
Use acoustical treatment, detailing, or material as required to meet noise
Use AWI premium-grade, solid hardwood, stained and finished with a
Doors and Frames
Use AWI premium-grade, hardwood veneer, solid core door and solid
hardwood door jambs, stops, and casings, stained and finished with a