AKA: Los Angeles County Court House, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles County, Hall of Justice Building, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - public buildings - courthouses

Designers: Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles (AAALA) (firm); Clark Construction Group, LLC, Building Contractors (firm); Martin, A.C. Partners, Incorporated, (ACMP) (firm); Nadel Architects, Incorporated (firm); Nakada and Associates (firm); Youssef, Nabih and Associates (firm); John Corneby Wilson Austin (architect); Albert Carey Martin Sr. (architect); Herbert Nadel (architect); Steven Nakada (architect); Donald Berthold Parkinson (architect); John Parkinson (architect); Austin Cruver Whittlesey (architect)

Dates: constructed 1925

total floor area: 335,000 sq. ft.

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210 West Temple Street
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3210

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The Los Angeles Hall of Justice stood on the northeast corner of South Broadway and West temple Street.


Like the neighboring City Hall #3 in the Los Angeles Civic Center, the Hall of Justice was designed by a consortium of local architects, called the "Allied Architects Association of Los Angeles."

Building Notes

The renovation of the Hall of Justice won a number of awards, including the California Preservation Foundation's 2015 Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Historic Preservation, the Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards' 2015 Award of Excellence--City of LA Green Building Award, the Design Build Institute of America's 2015 National Design-Build Project/Team Award, the Design-Build Institute of America, Western Pacific Chapter's 2015 Regional Award of Excellence, the Construction Management Association of America, Southern California Chapter's 2015 Project of the Year (Projects Less than $10m), the Los Angeles Business Journal's Commercial Real Estate Awards, 2015 Best Public Project Award, and the American Public Works Association, Southern California Chapter's 2014 Best Project.


The Hall of Justice was badly damaged by the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and closed shortly thereafter.

Nakada and Associates, Nadel Partnership, and Nabih Youssef and Associates collaborated to restore the building in 2006. The Clark Construction Group was the General Contractor for the 2006 renovation.

Another renovation campaign occurred on the Hall of Justice between 08/2011 and 2014, this process led by Clark Construction and venerable Los Angeles architectural firm, A.C. Martin. As per the A.C. Martin web site: "The Clark/AC Martin Design-Build Team proceeded with the repair and restoration of the building in August of 2011. The 335,000 SF project features 308,000 SF of office space equipped with entirely new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems that tie back into the existing central plant." (See A.C. Martin.com, "Hall of Justice, Repair & reuse Project, Los Angeles, County," accessed 02/04/2020.)

PCAD id: 1122