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. When construction is completed, the two buildings will create one federal Judicial complex.

New Courthouse (Completed June 2018): 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 will be 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

The construction phase for the Campbell Renovation and Restoration project began as planned with issuance of the notice to proceed on July 24, 2018. Work on the facility has been phased in beginning on the the fifth floor and flowing downward floor-by-floor to the basement.

The new courthouse was delivered on time attaining substantial completion on June 5, 2018. All moves are complete and the building is open for business. A building dedication was held on Sep. 7, 2018.

Latest updates

Demolition at the Campbell Courthouse is nearing completion.Abatement has been coordinated with demolition activities. The window removal and replacement has been making steady progress. The limestone facades have been moving ahead of the window replacement in the brick facades.

Next milestone

The first construction excellence peer review is being planned for the winter of 2019.

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
  • Anticipated 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

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