Historic Renovation of Howard. M. Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse
  • General Services Administration
  • Cleveland, OH
  • pre-construction, Construction management, leed, general Construction

Historic Renovation of Howard. M. Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse

Project description
  • Client General Services Administration
  • Services Provided pre-construction, Construction management, leed, general Construction
  • Location Cleveland, OH
The contract for the historic renovation and modernization of the five-story, 235,632 SF U.S. Courthouse, built in the early 1900s, involved dck worldwide providing pre-construction and construction services. Work included the preservation of two ceremonial courtrooms for historical significance; restoration of public spaces; space alterations and demolition; replacement of the HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, life safety, lighting and electrical systems; and elevators. The scope also included asbestos and lead abatement, as well as exterior tucking, pointing and cleaning. This renovated courthouse was not only LEED certified but also the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, including the Trustees Award for Preservation from the Cleveland Restoration Society and the Ohio Historic Preservation Office Award from the Ohio Historical Society. Learn more about our Federal Solutions and other federal projects.
Courtroom interior
Metzenbaum Courtroom interior

" dck knows how we work, what quality we and our very particular tenants expected and demanded, and were very familiar with our rules, regulations, and limitations. Their highly talented and dedicated staff's attention to detail and concern for accuracy was always evident and it is clear that dck has kept THIS client's best interest in the highest regards at all times throughout the life of both of these projects. "

Gerald Deptola, Architect
General Services Administration
Metzenbaum Exterior groundlevel courthouse

Metzenbaum Exterior groundlevel courthouse.


Design Honor Award, Interior Design, AIA Ohio

Interiors Award, Restoration, Contract

Citation-Preservation, GSA Design Awards

Design Merit Award for Renovation and Restoration, AIA Ohio

Trustees Award for Preservation, Cleveland Restoration Society

Award of Merit, Ohio Historical Society

Ohio Historic Preservation Office Awards, Ohio Historical Society

Honor Award, AIA Cleveland

Award for Craftsmanship, Builders Exchange

Environmental Award, Recycling Category, GSA

PBS Demolition Derby Award, GSA Exemplary Construction Waste Management Process

Voluntary Protection Program STAR Status (VPP-STAR)

Team leader:
Rod McLaughlin,