Courthouse Receives Inaugural “Downtown on the Rise” Award for Helping Shape San Diego’s Skyline and Revitalize the Columbia District
Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. was awarded the inaugural “Downtown on the Rise” Alonzo Award for building the new San Diego Central Courthouse. The 54th Annual Alonzo Awards, presented by the Downtown San Diego Partnership, was held yesterday, October 13, 2016 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina. Gathering hundreds of San Diego’s most influential and esteemed individuals, the annual Alonzo Awards honor the people, places and projects that have made significant contributions to the advancement of Downtown San Diego. Receiving this prestigious award signifies that the new San Diego Central Courthouse is a notable presence in San Diego’s skyline, and a cornerstone of the American process that will have a significant impact on so many lives.
This year’s Alonzo Award judges noted that the 25-story San Diego Central Courthouse takes a fresh approach to the traditional model for institutional buildings, calling it “a vertical masterpiece.” The $555 million, 704,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Union and C Streets offers a full-service facility for criminal, civil, probate, family, and small claims matters, with space for court administration, security, and holding areas.
The development; designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; is intended to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Silver standards.
Howard Mills, LEED AP, DBIA Professional, Sr. Project Executive for Rudolph and Sletten, states, “The Downtown San Diego Partnership is the most influential voice for business and development in San Diego. We are pleased that they have chosen to honor the new San Diego Central Courthouse—a project that serves as a monument to some of the ideals we value most as a nation, such as justice and due process.”
About Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.
With nearly five decades of building experience, Rudolph and Sletten has built the foundation of California’s industries, building everything from biotech laboratories and medical facilities to corporate campuses and educational institutions. Rudolph and Sletten is consistently ranked among the top contractors in California by ENR Magazine. The company is headquartered in Redwood City with regional offices in Roseville, Irvine, and San Diego, CA.