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Led by architects Javier Airzmendi and Steve Sobel of Skidmore, Owings Merrill, the tour will include both public and behind-the-scenes private areas within this 25-story downtown tower housing San Diego County’s criminal, family, and civil courts.
The courthouse comprises a tower and podium clad in precast concrete, as well as a public plaza. Located on a former brownfield at the intersection of Union and C Streets, the project is designed as a catalyst for an emerging government district.
On its exterior, the courthouse features a distinctive soffit at its crown. With shaped aluminum panel sections, the soffit shades the building during the morning hours. It also captures and dynamically reflects southern and western light back onto the underside of the structure's surface. Both practical and symbolic, this luminous design feature celebrates the San Diego skyline.
Photo credit to Carol Chin