New Mobile U.S. Courthouse and Campbell Courthouse

Mobile Alabama
Courthouse Construction 2017 and 2018

GSA is overseeing the design and construction of two projects in Mobile, Ala. The projects include construction of a new U.S. Courthouse and renovations to the historic John A. Campbell U.S. Courthouse in Mobile, Ala. To take advantage of available funding the two projects were awarded as a single contract, tying the new construction to the repair and alterations of the historic courthouse. Now that construction is complete, the vision of creating a federal judicial complex has been realized.

New Courthouse (Completed April 2020): The 155,600 gross square foot building is designed to meet the long-term needs of the courts family which includes six courtrooms and nine chambers. Tenants include U.S. District Judges, U.S. District Clerk, U.S. Magistrate Court and the U.S. Marshals Service. The new courthouse has five floors and a below-grade secured tenant parking garage.

Campbell Courthouse: The 115,015 gross square foot building was constructed in 1932 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The project includes re-using four existing courtrooms and seven existing judges’ chambers. The repairs and alterations include: improved accessibility; perimeter security improvements; building façade cleaning and maintenance; window replacement; HVAC, plumbing and electrical improvements; hazardous materials abatement; replacement of the emergency generator; a new fire suppression system including fire pump. All interior work was completed in accordance with the Secretary of Interior’s standards to maintain the historic integrity of the building.

Administrator Murphy, Attorney General Sessions Dedicate GSA-built Courthouse:

Current status

GSA achieved substantial completion of its work to modernize the Campbell Courthouse on April 22, 2020. Construction close out is nearly complete. Tenant furniture and equipment deliveries are ongoing as are physical moves.

Latest updates

The project is anticipated to be completed in summer 2020. Exterior work is complete including facade restoration, window replacement, roof replacement, accessible entries and landscaping. Lobby work is nearing completion.

Project details

The project was funded with two appropriations (PL 111-17 for $50,000,000 in 2009, PL 113-76 $67,500,000 in 2014).
Project Delivery Method: Design Build
Architect of Record: Hartman Cox
Projected Timeline -- Campbell Courthouse (Renovation)

  • Design Completion: July 2018
  • Construction Start: July 2018
  • Construction Completion: April 2020
  • Architect of Record: AECOM
  • Design Excellence Architect: Hartman-Cox

News Releases / Additional Resources

Attorney General, Alabama senators lead ribbon cutting for new U.S. courthouse in Mobile
Mobile Groundbreaking Event Program [PDF - 166 KB]
GSA Courthouse Program

Media Inquiries

Adam Rondeau
Public Affairs Officer
adam.rondeau@gsa.gov
470-495-7496

Last Reviewed: 2020-06-29