On behalf of the General Services Administration Region 4, Heery is providing comprehensive construction management services for construction of a new federal courthouse building that houses the U.S. District Courts, U.S. Magistrate Courts, and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. In addition to the 14 courtrooms and judges' chambers, the Clerk of the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts, the U.S. Marshal's Service and the U.S. Attorney reside there.
Connected to the existing circa 1932 Frank M. Johnson Federal Courthouse, the new courthouse is a five-story, semi-circular, limestone-clad building of classical proportions.
All six District Courtrooms feature raised access floor, which will give the courts the flexibility to meet technology upgrades without tearing out permanent walls and fixtures. In addition, because design started on the courthouse prior to the Oklahoma City bombing, there have been an extensive number of security upgrades over the life of the project. A primary challenge for everyone on the project team has been to increase security while maintaining public access.