Sample Vision Competition Program
Fourteen (14) courtrooms total
Nine (9) District courtrooms
Five (5) Magistrate courtrooms
Spatial and functional expansion requirements necessary for the U.S. courts and court
related agencies for 30-year expansion has been provided.
Design should address the 10-year and 30-year requirements as presented in the
program. Size of areas in program takes precedent over areas defined in Facilities
Standards for the Public Buildings Service (P100) or the U.S. Court Design Guide
(USCDG). Requirements in USCDG takes precedent over P100 for court spaces.
Design should encompass all of site including development of the two blocks and the
street. Only the house situated on lot 101 in block 3A would not be demolished to
accommodate development of the site. Design should provide for its use, renovation or
removal from the site.
Design should encompass use or non-use of Conception Street. The city would like to
keep the cityscape and street pattern intact if possible, however, closing the street to
vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic can be incorporated. The street would have to be
government owned and utilities within street would have to be relocated if closed to
both vehicular and pedestrian traffic even if no structures are constructed on the street.
If only closed to vehicular traffic, utilities could remain in a right-of-way. The budget
presently does not include relocation of the utilities and the government encourages
a creative solution to this constraint rather than simple relocation of the utilities.
The use and development of "green' spaces on the site is encouraged by both the
government and the city.
Accommodating expansion of the building for 30-year growth must be presented as part
of the design competition. Expansion should be presented as horizontal additions,
annexes, or separate structures and not expansion or vertical additions to the initial new
facility. GSA policy restricts expansion options to horizontal schemes so that the costs
for structural enhancements to achieve later reconfigurations do not burden the current
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