Fourth District Court of Appeal

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Fourth District Court of Appeal

State of California

Riverside, CA

AC Martin, as a member of a Design-Build team with Swinerton & Walberg and Vitetta Group, provided architecture and engineering services for this 42,000 square foot State Appellate Court, which includes a 1,600 square foot courtroom, judicial chambers, and a 2,300 square foot law library. The dignified two-story design complements the architecture of downtown Riverside’s historic public buildings. An ellipse of two-story high columns connected by a steel-trellised canopy creates an elegant entrance that recalls the visual hallmarks of courthouses. The primary tenant of the building is the State of California Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District, Division 2. The development timeline was 24 months and the facility was completed on time and on budget.

“This building sits in perfect architectural harmony and context with the greater community. The pergola, slight curvature of the front, the breezeway at the back of the building and the beautiful water fountain and courtyard are all distinctive architectural elements that exist throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties as well as in the Inland Empire.”

- Hon. Manuel A. Ramirez, Presiding Justice Fourth District, Division Two Court of Appeal