New Huntsville U.S. Courthouse

In fiscal year 2019, Congress approved funding for the construction of a new approximately 123,100-gross-square-foot federal courthouse in Huntsville, Alabama, for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama. The new courthouse will include five courtrooms and six judges’ chambers and will provide workspace for several other federal agencies, including the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the U.S Probation and Pretrial Services. Once built, the courthouse will have 26 secured parking spaces.

In addition to GSA’s work on a new federal courthouse in Anniston, Alabama, efforts to design and build the new Huntsville courthouse mark the second active federal courthouse project currently underway in partnership with the Northern District of Alabama.

Current Status

GSA’s efforts to build the new Huntsville federal courthouse completed the bridging design phase in March 2021, and the design-build phase began with the award of the design-build bridging contract in August 2021.

Project Details

Total authorized funding: $95.1 million for site acquisition, design and construction services.
Project delivery method: Design-Build Bridging
Lead design architect: Steve White, Fentress Architects
Key milestones (all dates are subject to change):

  • November 2019 - Award of the A/E Bridging Architect
  • October 2020 - Award of the CMa & Commissioning Contract
  • March 2021 - Bridging Design phase complete
  • August 2021 - Award of the Design/ Build Contract
  • April 2022 - Construction begins
  • September 2022 - Design complete (100% construction documents)
  • August 2024 - Planned substantial completion

Awarded contracts:
O’Brien & Gere (Phase I Site Assessment and Limited EA) -- Awarded Feb. 2019
CEMS Engineering (Program of Requirements and BTU Survey) - Awarded April 2019
Payne Design Group Architects LLC - Bridging Architect - Awarded November 2019
APSI Construction Management - CMa/ Commissioning - Awarded October 2020
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC (Design-Build Bridging) -- Awarded Aug. 2021

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Media Inquiries

Cathy Rineer-Garber
Public Affairs Officer
cathleen.garber@gsa.gov
404-314-8540

Last Reviewed: 2021-12-03