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The Bakersfield Californian Profiles NBBJ-Designed Federal Courthouse in Kern County, California

The Bakersfield Californian Profiles NBBJ-Designed Federal Courthouse in Kern County, California

The opening of the U.S. Courthouse in Bakersfield, California, is drawing attention from local media outlets, including The Bakersfield Californian. Today, the paper takes an in-depth look at the design of the courthouse, calling it an “architectural jewel,” and a building that will be “treasured for generations” to come. Designed as a 100-year building, the article mentions that the courthouse was built in half the normal time, came in several million dollars under budget, and uses 45% less energy that comparable buildings

In the article, NBBJ Managing Partner Steve McConnell, FAIA, describes the design goals for the project: “We are building a 21st century courthouse designed for the federal government, which has a very precise notion of how federal buildings purport to the values and integrity of our nation. Our goal was to construct a public building that reflects the integrity of the justice system – a courthouse that is clearly built to last.”

Read the complete article here.