San Antonio U.S. Courthouse

On December 18, 2015, the 114th United States Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, which included construction funding for a new federal courthouse in San Antonio, Texas.

The General Services Administration (GSA) engaged with the U.S. Courts and Department of Justice to determine space requirements and establish the project budget.


The courts and other court related agencies are currently housed in the existing government owned John H. Wood, Jr. U.S. Courthouse, Federal Building, Training Center, U.S. Post Office and Courthouse and in leased locations in the city. The present and projected space needs of the courts and related agencies exceed the space available in the government owned and leased buildings. In addition, the existing space does not comply with the requirements in the U.S. Courts Design Guide and the U.S. Marshals Requirements and Specifications for Special Purpose and Support Space Manual.

The John H. Wood U.S. Courthouse building was originally constructed as the U. S. Pavilion for the 1968 World Fair, HemisFair. In 1974, it was renovated to house the Federal courts and courts related functions.

Current Status (October 2018)

GSA awarded a design build contract for the San Antonio Courthouse to Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC. The San Antonio Courthouse will be located in historic downtown at the corner of Santa Rosa Avenue and Nueva Street.

Construction is slated to begin in spring 2019 and conclude summer 2022. The facility will house U.S District Courts, U.S. Clerk of the Court for the Western District of Texas, U.S. Magistrate Courts, U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services, Federal Public Defender, U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Attorneys, and GSA. The $121 million dollar budget authorized by Congress in fiscal year 2016 includes the cost of design, construction, and related expenses. The courthouse will include a total of 8 courtrooms and 13 chambers.

Project Details

Total Authorized Funding: $144,580,013 (site acquisition, design, construction, and related expenses)
Original Designer of Record: Munoz & Company
Bridging Design/Build Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC
Construction Start: February 2019
Construction Complete: Spring 2022

Media Inquiries

Tina Jaegerman
GSA Public Affairs Officer

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