This design for the new San Antonio Federal Courthouse is a synthesis of the region’s history, a relationship of built form and landscape, and a symbolic expression of federal law. The new three-story United States Courthouse in San Antonio, Texas is part of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Design Excellence Program. The project is being executed through a design-build contract with Brasfield & Gorrie / SLAM and is based on bridging documents prepared by Lake Flato Architects.
GSA had previously awarded the contract to another design, construction and program management team and the project was deemed over budget. Unable to secure additional funds, GSA released the contractor, utilized the original designer for bridging documents and procured the project design-build. It was fundamentally necessary to stay on the budget, prioritize the elements that were critical and substantially reduce the program.
“For 25 years I have known SLAM to provide tier one excellence in design, courts planning, execution, contract administration, communications and teamwork within the incredibly high-demand environment inherent the delivery of Justice Facilities.”