San Antonio U.S. Courthouse

Ariel of San Antonio Construction Site - A cleared space with construction equipment bordered by streets and buildings

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.

Current Status (July 2019)

While design continues to progress, construction on the site work and utilities began in April 2019. The Groundbreaking Ceremony was held March 18, 2019.

Latest Updates

GSA awarded a design build contract for the San Antonio Courthouse to Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC.

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. The San Antonio Courthouse will be located in historic downtown at the corner of Santa Rosa Avenue and Nueva Street.

While the design for the site and utilities are completed, the design for the building continues.

Next Milestone

The design is expected to be completed Fall 2019.

Project Details

Total Authorized Funding: $144,580,013 (site acquisition, design, construction, and related expenses)
Project Delivery Method: Design/Build/Bridging (DBB)
Architect of Record: CBRE | Heery
Design architect: Munoz & Company with Lake|Flato Architects
Anticipated milestones:

  • Design Start: Fall 2018
  • Construction Complete: Summer 2022
  • Construction Start: Spring 2019
  • Design Complete: Fall 2019

Awarded contracts:

  • Munoz & Company (Design Architect of Record) | April 2011
  • Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC (Bridging Design/Build Contractor) | July 2018
  • Munoz & Company (Construction Manager as Advisor, CMa) | November 2017

Environmental Assessment:

GSA completed the Section 106 assessment of environmental and cultural impacts (Dec 2016). No additional environmental or cultural exploration is anticipated. Should items of cultural significance be discovered on site during the duration of the project, an archaeologist and an environmental engineer will available.

Media Inquiries

Tina Jaegerman
GSA Public Affairs Officer
R7media.inquiries@gsa.gov

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