U.S. Courts Design Guide
Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
See Table 6.4 for specific requirements.
Lighting of public waiting areas should be switch-controlled, direct fluorescent and/or
incandescent units. Refer to Table 6.4 for specific requirements.
Duplex convenience outlets and power outlets for wall-mounted clocks must be
Magistrate and USBC courtrooms may experience high demand for public telephones.
A sufficient number of public phones should be located convenient to these
courtrooms, but acoustically isolated.
Court Reporter/Recorder Facilities
Court reporters/recorders use the facility to prepare and review transcripts and store
records and notes. Primary users are court reporters/recorders and their support staff.
The number of users varies with the number of court reporters/recorders and related
staff used by the courts.
Adjacency and Circulation
Court reporter/recorder facilities should generally be located near courtrooms. The
facilities must be accessible primarily from restricted circulation areas; however, some