In 2001, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the District of Columbia Courts System retained
IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton to design and implement a comprehensive facilities redevelopment plan valued at $750,000,000 over a ten-year contract period. Project scope encompassed five buildings, prominently located adjacent to Judiciary Square Metro Station and plaza, a major Washington, DC landmark. Including leased and owned facilities, the DC Courts occupy 1.1 million square feet of facilities.
With the goal of modernizing of all campus buildings, the project scope included expansion and renovation of the H. Carl Moultrie, I Courthouse, an 8-storey, 680,000 SF mid-Twentieth Century modernist structure originally completed in 1975. The program of requirements consolidated administrative offices; court clerk, judicial and support services; holding facilities; legal and social services; U. S. Marshals and U. S. Attorney facilities. The Moultrie Courthouse alone has a construction budget in excess of $450,000,000.
Well-recognized among the major historic landmarks, the Moultrie Courthouse occupies a prominent location in the Nation’s Capital. Modernization and renovation of this facility have included the upgrade of all building systems; Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards (ABAAS) and Code compliance; redesign of all courtrooms and chambers; office and swing space realignment; security and technology upgrades. Development of a campus-wide Program of Requirements and the restacking of court functions became necessary to improve circulation, organizational efficiency, space utilization and work- flow throughout the DC Courts system.
Major court facilities work completed as of 2012 in Moultrie Courthouse include the redesign, construction and occupancy of the Arraignment Court and associated offices (3,500 SF); redesign of the initial phase of the new Family Court (60,000SF); construction of new Juvenile Holding Facilities (10,000 SF) and the relocation and renovation of the Civil Division offices (45,000 SF). Executive offices and support facility projects included the design and reconstruction of the Sixth Floor Executive Offices, Judges Chambers, Judges Dining, Conferencing and Library facilities (60,000 SF), and redesign and upgrade of all secure judicial corridors.