Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Repair and Alteration Project
Award of Merit
Owner: General Services Administration
Lead Design Firm | MEP Engineer: CannonDesign
General Contractor: Stronghold Engineering Inc.
Lead Design Firm: CannonDesign
Subcontractors: Siemens; Infinity Drywall Contracting Inc.; W R Robbins Co.; Preferred Ceilings Inc.
This tenant improvement encompassed 13 floors of a 22-story government services building with the goal of repurposing courtrooms into general office space for federal agencies. The project team designed the space with workers and public convenience in mind.
Crews worked only night shifts because the space remained fully operational during the day. To minimize disruption, the team developed a comprehensive, five-phase construction-sequencing plan and installed swing-space facilities for displaced staff.
Another logistical challenge was the security clearance for workers. All employees, subcontractors and materials-delivery personnel maintained strict compliance with security requirements due to the sensitive nature of the building’s daily operations.