Clark Construction Group, LA County Hall of Justice Repair and Reuse Project Rendering

Welcome to the Clark Construction website for the Los Angeles County Hall of Justice Repair and Reuse Project. The purpose of this website is to inform the public with the status of construction and provide convenient access to the latest procurement news associated with this project. We have provided an overview of the project as well as ways in which your firm can participate with Clark for this exciting project.

Project Overview

The County of Los Angeles has awarded Clark Construction Group California, LP, with design partner AC Martin, the contract for the Hall of Justice Repair and Reuse Project. The Hall of Justice project is the renovation and upgrade of an existing County of Los Angeles building located in downtown Los Angeles. This is a design-build project that was obtained through the “Best Value” process with the County. The 335,000 square-foot project will feature 308,000 square feet of office space equipped with entirely new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems that tie back into the existing central plant. Clark will be constructing new interior shear walls and drag beams in order to bring the building back up to seismic code after the Northridge Earthquake in 1994 shut the Hall of Justice down. The Los Angeles County Sheriff and the District Attorney will be the new tenants occupying the building upon its completion in 2014.

The Hall of Justice was originally built in 1925, making the historical renovations integral to the success of this project for the tenants as well as the residents of Los Angeles County. Historical renovations will include extensive cleaning of the exterior granite, which has recently been completed, and restoration of the marble-clad grand lobby and loggia. The original elevator cabs will be refurbished and installed into the new elevators. In addition, the historic staircases along with one of the courtrooms and law libraries will be preserved and restored to their former condition. The jail cells, which used to reside on the upper floors, have been removed in order to accommodate a functioning office space. One of those jail cells, believed to have housed Charles Manson, will be on display in the Hall of Justice’s new Interpretive Center located on the first floor.

Other enhancements to the Hall of Justice include a new 1000 car parking garage and new landscaping features. The project team will be pursuing a LEED Gold Certification.

It is our team’s goal to restore the Hall of Justice as a landmark for the downtown Los Angeles Civic Center. Design is underway and construction will begin in early 2012.

Visit the Project Updates tab to keep current with all of the news surrounding the Hall of Justice

Clark Construction and project subcontractors along with the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works gathered on March 7th for a "Bottoming Out" celebration at the Hall of Justice. View photos from this event.


Recently the LA Times, ABC Channel 7 News, and Curbed Los Angeles have all recently posted news articles and videos regarding construction progress at the Hall of Justice. Visit the Project Updates page to keep current with all of the news surrounding the Hall of Justice.



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