GSA | Alfred A. Arraj United States Courthouse Annex

  • phase 1
  • $86M
  • 318,500 SF
  • 2002
  • in association
  • LEED Silver


  • 2003 Honor Award
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Western Mountain Region
  • 2003 Honor Award
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Colorado Chapter
  • 2003 Citation Award
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Denver Chapter
  • 2003 People’s Choice Award
  • American Institute of Architects
  • Denver Chapter
  • 2003 Distinguished Award in Architecture
  • American Institute of Architects
  • St. Louis Chapter
  • 2000 Renewable Energy in Buildings Award
  • Colorado Renewable Energy Society

This United States Courthouse Annex completes the four-block Federal Precinct in downtown Denver. Its urban site demanded utmost sensitivity to pedestrian and vehicular circulation, solar access and a secure environment.

The building incorporates ten district courts, four magistrate courts, and one special proceedings courtroom, as well as jury assembly, Clerk of the U.S. District Court, and U.S. Marshals Service Offices and Detention. A below grade connection links this facility to the existing District Courts building and its detention facilities. The design accommodates future expansion of 127,000 GSF.

AMD also participated in GSA’s Green Buildings Panel in Washington, DC, charged with assessing green building design opportunities. The panel evaluated possible green building systems, materials and delivery techniques for the Annex. The report summarizes low, moderate and high cost sustainable design features that were recommended for incorporation into the Annex, and will serve as a technical foundation for GSA’s green building project design. The building’s sustainable design features include under-floor air distribution, photovoltaics, post-occupancy energy modeling, high performance glazing, and waste management program.

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3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

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