FEATURES AND FINISHES
FOR U.S. COURTS FACILITIES
This document is a complementary document to the U.S. Courts Design Guide (USCDG).
The USCDG contains requirements for the space assigned to the Administrative Office of the
United States Courts (AOC). The guidelines contained in the USCDG have been defined and
adopted by the Judicial Conference of the United States.
This document establishes the baseline standard level of features and finishes for U.S. Courts
facilities that are funded by the General Services Administration (GSA). It serves to clarify
court planning and design issues in the USCDG based on GSA's policies. Items included in
the USCDG but not shown in this document are above standard and are a reimbursable
expense to the occupant agency. However, this document is not intended to be a detailed
compendium of specific features. Rather, it is intended to indicate a level of quality in order
to determine costs. This document also defines standards for special space that is in areas
assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and support space provided by GSA.
In addition to this document and the USCDG, other documents containing requirements for
U.S. Courts facilities are the Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service (PBS-
PQ100.1), the Federal Property Management Regulations ((FPMR), Chapters 101-17 and
101-19), and the Prospectus Development Study (PDS) completed for each project.
April 5, 1996