Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. U.S. Courthouse
  • General Services Administration
  • Miami, FL
  • general Construction

Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. U.S. Courthouse

Project description
  • Client General Services Administration
  • Services Provided general Construction
  • Location Miami, FL
This new 577,000-square-foot federal courthouse sits on a two-block site and is a notable addition to the Miami skyline with the external architecture of the building resembling a ship. The eight-story curved glass form, favoring the hull of a great vessel, ties the two towers together. Adding to the unique external features of the building is the sculptured lawn area, resembling waves, designed by Maya Lin, designer of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Washington, D.C. We were responsible for the demolition of a building on one block, without disruption of utilities above and below ground. We also removed hazardous materials (including asbestos) while existing space was occupied. The exterior of the fourteen-story superstructure is curtain wall, for rigidity to resist hurricane-force winds, while retaining flexibility due to blast criteria requirements. The facility contains courtrooms and chambers, U.S. Marshals offices, sally port and detention cells, office areas for U.S. Probation Office and U.S. Attorney’s Office, joint-use GSA space for conference/training rooms and food service areas. High-end interior finishes along with extensive hardscape/landscape features were included in the contract.
Wilkie D Ferguson Jr US Courthouse
exterior view
Wilkie D Ferguson Jr US Courthouse exterior view
Wilkie D Ferguson Jr US Courthouse Court Room

Wilkie D Ferguson Jr US Courthouse Court Room.

Team leader:
Rod McGlaughlin,