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

Development Industries, Inc.provided 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, utilized the design-build delivery method 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 included 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 involved a complete core and shell package along with tenant finish-out work.


Tenants include the Sherriff and the District Attorney’s office. Along with the existing building renovation, the scope of work included new construction of a 9 story garage to accomodate 1,000 vehicles. This garage encompasses 4 stories below grade and 5 stories above. The exterior includes precast walls and metal panels. Post tensioned concrete and shear walls 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 Angeles County jail.


The project was completed in the Fall of 2014 and achieved LEED Gold Certification.