San Diego Central Courthouse

San Diego Central Courthouse

Morley Construction Company provided concrete services for this 22-story criminal, family and civil courts building in downtown San Diego. Replacing the current courthouse, the project encompasses a full city block, including a new 182 foot-long pedestrian bridge and tunnel connecting the new courthouse with the existing Hall of Justice.


More than 700 concrete deliveries were made to pour more than 13,455 tons of concrete for the foundation. Morley used a thermal chilling system to mitigate heat gain due to the large amounts of concrete poured. The cooling method is the first time a chilling system has been used in San Diego and a first for Morley Concrete.

Project Details:

  • 704,380 gsf
  • 32,511 cy of concrete


Judicial Council of California


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 

LEED Rating:

Anticipating LEED Silver


  • Alonzo Downtown on the Rise Award, Downtown San Diego Partnership
  • American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum

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