U.S. Courthouse - Springfield

springfield courthouse with columns and an american flag to the left with a woman walking on the sidwalk in front

300 State Street
Springfield, MA 01105
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Completed in 2008, the newer courthouse, located in the heart of Springfield, stands as a civic landmark along the historic State Street corridor, contributing to the main institutional district of a city rich in history.

Property Manager: Renee Malloy
Public Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. (except federal holidays)
Public Access:
Screening, CSO guards
Amenities:
Gym, Breakroom
Key Tenants:
U.S. Attorneys Office, U.S. Bankruptcy Court; U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; U.S. General Services Administration

Parking and Public Transportation

Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA). Several bus routes pass by the courthouse. Several parking garages within walking distance.

History and Architectural Features

The site of the United States Courthouse is composed of three parcels of land purchased by GSA. Site acquisition of the three parcels was complex requiring demolition of the Tech High Annex, relocation of parking for C&W/Wallace Realty, and relocation of the historic Alexander House. To prepare the site for the courthouse, GSA relocated the Alexander House from State Street to Elliot Street. The structure was designed and constructed around landmark trees which range in age from 200 to 300 years old. These trees, a Linden and a Copper Beech, are referred to by the Springfield Court as the Citizens of Springfield.

Awards

2008 - U.S. General Services Administration Biennial Design, Art, and Construction Excellence Award; 2009 - Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts, Build New England Awards Program; 2010 - Lumen Citation for Impact of Interior Lighting on Exterior Presence, IES New York Lumen Award

Art and Architecture

The GSA Art in Architecture Program commissions the nation’s leading artists to create large-scale works of art for new federal buildings.
Hills, Fields, River and Two Trees: Scenes from Western Massachusetts” by artist Ann Brauer. Commissioned in 2008. “Wall Drawing #1259: Loopy Doopy” by artist Sol LeWitt. Commissioned in 2008.

Last Reviewed: 2020-02-27