The Hall of Justice Repair & Reuse Project, LA County                           Los Angeles, California

Development Industries, Inc. is proud to be providing Quality Management during design and construction for the Renovation, Restoration and Seismic Upgrade of the landmark Hall of Justice Building.


This $243 million historical restoration and seismic upgrade, is a design-build project with AC Martin Architects as the Designer of Record and Clark Construction Group California, LP. This historic Beaux Arts building was built in 1925 and has been vacant since the 1994 Northridge, California Earthquake.


The scope of work includes the restoration of the building exterior consisting of granite block and window wells. There is also an existing Loggia area on the interior with several other specific areas of historical restoration such as stairwells, a courtroom and a jury room, which will be brought back to its original finish. The structural upgrade of interior seismic shear walls and drag beams throughout the floors will serve as the seismic modifications on the exterior. There is also pinning of all the exterior granite and terracotta. Complete new MEP systems will be designed and installed including connections with the existing central plant and new electrical services. The interior will be a complete core and shell package along with tenant finish-out work.


The new tenant will be the Sherriff and the District Attorney’s office. Along with the existing building renovation, we will be constructing a new 9 story garage which will house 1,000 vehicles. This garage will be 4 stories below grade and 5 stories above. The exterior will consist of precast walls and metal panels. Post tension concrete and shear walls will create the structure.


One of downtown Los Angeles’ most striking landmarks, the Hall of Justice was once the centerpiece of the Los Angeles County justice system. More significantly, it was the home of Los Angeles County courts, the Los Angeles County Coroner, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, and the Los Angeles County District Attorney, and was for many years the primaryLos AngelesCounty jail.


Notable residents of the Hall of Justice included Bugsy Siegel, Charles Manson and Sirhan Sirhan. Autopsies performed at the Hall of Justice include those of actress Marilyn Monroe and the assassinated presidential candidate and former United States Attorney General Robert Kennedy.


The project is scheduled to be complete in Fall of 2014 and is targeted for LEED Gold Certification.