East County Hall of Justice

Dublin, California, USA

Co-location of the courthouse and county judicial office building provide significant operational efficiencies.

East County Hall of Justice is sited on a 20-acre campus consisting of:

  • a new five-story Courthouse for the Superior Court of California and Alameda County that contains 13 courtrooms and associated support spaces and facilities including clerks, jury assembly, and in-custody holding cells;
  • a new two-story County Judicial Office Building that will provides office space for the Public Defender, District Attorney, and Probation Department; and
  • parking for over 750 cars, including secured parking for the judicial staff.

The architecture utilizes massing and materials are harmonious with the surrounding hills and landscape. State-of-the-art technologies are deployed throughout to ensure a safe, accessible and highly-efficient environment.

Award-Winning Design

  • Justice Facilities Review, AIA Committee on Architecture for Justice, 2018
  • Award of Merit (Federal, State, County, Municipal Category), Design Build Institute of America, 2018

USGBC LEED Silver-Certified

Sustainable design strategies include:

  • South-facing courthouse wall combines a high-performance glass curtainwall with exterior sunshades to maximize natural daylight while minimizing solar heat gain.
  • Energy reduction of over 75-percent compared to the regional average.
  • In addition to following Bay-friendly landscaping practices and selecting low-water use landscaping, the project uses only municipally supplied non-potable water for irrigation.
  • Concrete was sourced and produced within 500 miles of the project.
  • During construction, strict construction waste management practices were implemented to divert over 90-percent of construction and demolition material from the landfill.