U.S. Courts Design Guide
Electrical Distribution. The room must have normal convenience power outlets.
Dedicated outlets to accommodate the use of computers and sensitive electronic
equipment should also be considered.
Audio and Video. Consideration should be given to risers and trays to allow news
agencies to pull audio transmission cables, and accommodate links between the news
media room and remote transmission/studio vehicles.
Communications. The room must accommodate
installation of numerous telephone
Data Transmission. The news media room must accommodate computer terminals.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Suite
With the increase of ADR programs, an ADR suite can be provided in both USDC
and USBC courthouses. The suite provides space for ADR proceedings.
The number of users vary by court location and include the presiding mediator/
arbitrator, plaintiffs, and attorneys.
Adjacency and Circulation
The ADR suite must be located off the public corridor near the courtrooms.
The size of the ADR suite is determined by the court with circuit judicial council