Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse

Long Beach, California


Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse Long Beach, California


The 545,000 square foot project was delivered under a unique public/private partnership agreement, which has a total development cost of approximately $490 million and a design-build cost of $343 million.

The new courthouse in Long Beach is a five-story building housing 31 courtrooms, as well as court administration offices, Los Angeles County lease space, and retail leasable space. The building includes below-grade secure inmate transfer facilities, detention facilities, and separate secure parking areas for judges. A five-level great room atrium enclosed on two ends by a cable-supported glass wall system serves as the single entry point for the public and provide access to a secured central courtyard.

Construction on the project was completed under budget and ahead of schedule.

Services Provided

KHS&S completed the interior framing/drywall, exterior plaster and sheathing, engineering of exterior framing, fellert acoustical plaster, aluminum reveals, stainless steel corner trim, top of wall firestopping, fireproofing and insulation on the courthouse.






  • DBIA Western Pacific Region - Design Excellence Award(2013)
  • DBIA Western Pacific Region - Regional Award Winner(2013)
  • ENR Best Global Project - Government Building(2013)
  • Los Angeles Business Journal's Commercial Real Estate Award - Best Public Project(2013)
  • ENR California Best Projects - Government/Public Building- Best Project(2014)