The New Long Beach Courthouse

Public - Private Partnership (P3)

© 2014 Photography by Robb Williamson

Development Industries, Inc. provided Independent Quality Management throughout design and construction on the recently-completed New Long Beach Court Building (now known as the Governor George Deukmejian Courhtouse), a new $490 million, state-of-the-art court facility for the State of California Administrative Office of the Courts.  The project is the first social infrastructure P3 (public-private partnership) project in the United States procured and built under the principles of “Performance-Based Infrastructure” (PBI).  It was also recently recognized by Engineering News Record (ENR) as the 2014 Global Best Project in the Government Building Category.


The new courthouse opened in Fall 2013 and provides space for a high volume of criminal, traffic, civil, and family judicial proceedings in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. Encompassing two city blocks, the project includes 31 courtrooms, with accompanying holding cells, administrative office space, and secure parking. The Project also includes office space which will be used by the County of Los Angeles, additional office space to be made available to commercial tenants, and space for retail tenants. 


The new Long Beach Courthouse is the first state project to embark on a "performance-based infrastructure" agreement. In this public-private partnership (PPP), the state has entered into a 35-year service agreement with the private team, Long Beach Judicial Partners, and will make payments based on the success of the building's operation and maintenance.

Awards and Recognition; Presented to Development Industries, Inc.
ENR Engineering News Record, 2014 Global Best Project Award, Government Building
CMAA Construction Management Association of America, 2014 Construction Quality Management Award

Awards and Recognition

PP3 Public-Private Partnership Award, Best Design
P3 Public-Private Partnership Award, Best Operational Project
ENR / Engineering News Record, 2014 Global Best Project Award, Government Building
ENR California, 2014 Best Government/Public Building
Urban Land Institute, 2014 Global Excellence Award
DBIA: Design Build Institute of America, 2014 Best National Project Award
DBIA: Design Build Institute of America; California, 2014 Best RegionalProject Award
CMAA / Construction Management Association of America, Southern California: 2014 Quality Management Partner Award
Americans for the Arts: 2014 Public Art Network Year in Review, Best in Public Art Projects
Los Angeles Business Journal: Commercial Real Estate Award, 2014 Best Public Project
American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Justice: 2012 Citation Award, Justice Facilities Review
Bond Buyer Magazine: 2011 Deal of the Year Awards; Nontraditional Financing
Euromoney/Project Finance: 2011 North America PPP Deal of the Year


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Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse


© 2014 Photography by Robb Williamson

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