U.S. Federal Courthouse, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
United States

Introduction of daylighting into spaces such as courtrooms and the large central atrium challenged design norms, and required extensive interdisciplinary collaboration. The design optimizes natural light through the integration of a high-performance, pleated glass façade, programmatic organization, and advanced technology. HLB’s scope of work included electric lighting and daylighting design for interior and exterior spaces. Various layers of light were considered to enhance architectural materials, surfaces, and elements in the entry lobby. Spaces of the courthouse including courtrooms and jury deliberation rooms were situated at the building perimeter, which is almost entirely glass.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Daylighting
  • Sustainable Design
  • Civic
  • LEED Platinum Certified
    633,000 sq.ft. | 58,808 sq.m.
    $318 M
  • SOM
  • Illuminating Engineering Society Award of Merit
  • International Association of Lighting Designers Award of Excellence
  • David Lena / Bruce Damonte