James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep U.S. Courthouse

Address: 333 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Building Manager: Casey Schanbeck
Building Management Office: San Diego Field Office
Primary Tenants: U.S. District Court, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Pre-Trial Services, IRS, GSA
Parking: Underground garage on Lower Level 2; no parking for visitors
Public Transportation: Santa Fe Depot station for Coaster and Green Line Trolley; America Plaza station for Blue Line and Orange Line Trolley; MTS bus stops at First and Broadway, Civic Center
Public Building Hours: Monday through Friday (except federal holidays), 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Photo ID required to enter a federal facility. Vending machines are located on the 3rd Floor. The mail room, FedEx and UPS drop boxes are adjacent to the loading dock on Lower Level 2.

Coffee Cart Outside on Broadway M-F 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Fitness Center Lower Level 1, South Side, Service Tunnel 24 Hours
IRS Office 9th Floor M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The James M. Carter and Judith N. Keep U.S. Courthouse combines a slender and elegant 16-story tower that rises above a transparent and translucent base. Its ultra-thin shape supports sustainable design strategies to daylight the entire building, including each of the courtrooms.

Located at the western edge of a growing downtown San Diego, the site for the new federal courthouse offers architecture that blends the downtown business core and the nearby residential community. The courthouse has six courtrooms.

Completed in 2012, the building achieved a LEED® Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council and has won prestigious design and construction awards.

Art in Architecture: GSA commissioned two works from artist Robert Irwin, a San Diego resident for the last two decades whose influential career stretches back to the 1950s. Prism is a 33-foot-tall highly polished obelisk made of transparent acrylic located in the sunlit lobby. His Hedge Wedge is a zig-zagging ramp of hedges for the outdoor plaza that incorporated reclaimed materials in its creation.

Artist Kim MacConnell, who has been working in San Diego for 30 years and is associated with the pattern and decoration movement of the 1970s, installed three large panels in the Jury Assembly. The bold, bright colors are characteristic of his work.

Last Reviewed 2016-06-15