Robert W. Kastenmeier U.S. Courthouse
120 N. Henry Street
Madison, WI 53703
The Robert W. Kastenmeier U.S. Courthouse, constructed in 1984 and designed by architect Kenton Peters, is located two blocks from the state capitol in downtown Madison, Wisc. Named after former U.S. Representative Robert W. Kastenmeier, the five-story building is known for its blue-painted exterior metal panels and provides courtroom and office space for the federal judiciary.
On the most recent (2012) GSA tenant satisfaction survey, 81% of customers said they were "more than satisfied" (rating of four or five on a five-point scale) with the Kastenmeier Courthouse and GSA services.
Property Manager: James Feralin
For more building information or service calls, contact the Kastenmeier Courthouse Service Desk using the information in the top right box on this page. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.
Public Hours and Access The building is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). All visitors must go through the first-floor security checkpoint in the main lobby before gaining access to the building.
Parking and Public Transportation There is public parking near the building. The Madison Metro Transit system provides public transportation to the area with bus routes that stop near the courthouse.
Building Amenities A public vending area is located in the first floor lobby. Building employees can use the gym located on the first floor.
Architectural and Historic Features A major characteristic of the courthouse's curvilinear surface is the sense of continuity and free-flow of space. The blue and red metal exterior flows unimpeded into the building and becomes the theme for the interior. As the exterior was created in relation to its urban surroundings, the interior design evolved from the desire to create a lively, warm, and personal atmosphere.
Art in Architecture
Christopher Sproat's red neon art installation is located in the portico of the Kastenmeier Courthouse. The untitled piece contrasts with the building's rich blue facade.
The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/kastenmeierct.