23 acres, 1.2 million GSF
In Association with EDAW, KCCT Architects, O R George & Associates
IBI Group has proved facilities planning and design services to the DC Courts since 2001. The Courts as major stakeholders in the Judiciary Square area are directly affected by local development and activity. In November of 2005, the DC Courts, in conjunction with the GSA and the National Capital Planning Commission, called upon Gruzen Samton • IBI Group to develop an urban design for Judiciary Square. An important aspect of the master plan for this 23-acre site is the integration of the courts’ facilities development program into a rapidly changing and increasingly public-oriented area of the city. Recent projects in the area include the Jefferson at Penn Quarter, the National Academies, the National Law Enforcement Museum, and the Newseum. Final approval was granted in July 2006. The plan had to both address the public need and the security requirements set forth by the US Marshals Service and the Pentagon Protection Force. The master plan developed by IBI Group envisions a reinvigorated Judiciary Square that is a symbolic setting and important amenity for the people of Washington, DC. The master plan concept seeks to reintroduce public green space and create a Judiciary Square green precinct. The plan also seeks to resolve the important technical issues of access, service, circulation, and security. The first iteration of the plan occurred in 2002; it is presently being updated through 2018.