U.S. Courts Design Guide
courtrooms when chambers are located in an area remote from the courtroom.
Conference/robing rooms are used for private conferences with attorneys during brief
trial recesses, and as a place for trial court judges to store robes and prepare to enter
the courtroom. Users are the USDC, magistrate, and USBC judges.
The number of users varies according to the number of judges and their proximity to
Adjacency and Circulation
Conference/robing rooms must be located close to the courtroom and accessible from
Conference/robing room size varies with the number of judges served. An average
conference/robing room is 200 net square feet (NSF) [18.6 net square meters (Nm2)].
Finishes for judges' conference/robing rooms are similar to those for USCA judges'
A cost-effective palette with a limited range of
finish materials, colors, and textures must be
selected. The palette must be consistent with the
Maintenance and life-cycle cost benefits of
finish material must be considered.