New Fort Lauderdale U.S. Courthouse

In fiscal year 2018, Congress approved funding for the construction of a new approximately 255,000-gross-square-foot federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to better meet the space and security needs of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The new courthouse will include twelve courtrooms and seventeen judges’ chambers and will provide workspace for several other federal agencies, including the U.S. Court of Appeals, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Probation Office.

Current Status

GSA is currently in the Bridging Design phase of the project. Contracts for both Bridging Architecture and Engineering (A/E) and Construction Manager as Advisor (CMa) services were awarded in May 2021.

Project Details

  • Total authorized funding: $190 million for site acquisition, design and construction services.
  • Project Delivery Method: Design-Build Bridging
  • Bridging Lead Design Architect: Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill
  • Anticipated project timeline (all dates are subject to change):
    • Initiate Bridging Procurement -- July 2020
    • Complete Site Selection Process -- November 2020
    • Initiate CMa Procurement -- February 2021
    • Award CMa Contract -- May 2021
    • Award Bridging Design -- May 2021
    • Complete Site Acquisition Process -- December 2021
    • Initiate Design-Build Procurement -- January 2022
    • Complete Bridging Design -- April 2022
    • Award Design-Build Contract -- August 2022
    • Construction start -- Second Quarter FY2023
    • Anticipated construction completion -- FY 2026
  • Awarded contracts:
    • Ramboll (Environmental Assessment) -- November 2019
    • APSI Construction Management (CMa) -- April 2021
    • Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (Bridging A/E) -- April 2021

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Cathy Rineer-Garber
Public Affairs Officer

Last Reviewed: 2023-02-09