Tomochichi Federal Building and Savannah U.S. Courthouse
In Fiscal Year 2016, GSA announced Congress appropriated funds for multiple Federal Courthouse construction projects across the Country. Two of these projects are located in the Southern District of Georgia. The Tomochichi Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (Tomochichi FB-CT) modernization along with construction of the new Savannah U.S. Courthouse Annex will allow the judiciary to meet its current and long-term needs for security, accessibility and operational efficiency in Savannah, Georgia. The combined projects total 174,960 square feet of space (Tomochichi with 128,961 square feet and 46,000 at the Annex) and 25 secured parking spaces.
Completed in 1894, the Second Renaissance Revival style Tomochichi FB-CT comprises five levels, a basement, three tenant floors above ground, and a bell tower. It is constructed of concrete and steel with marble facade on the older portion of the building and ceramic materials made to appear to be marble on the newer facade constructed in 1932. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the building is included in the National Historic Landmark Savannah Historic District and is named after Tomochichi, a Native American who befriended James Oglethorpe during the establishment of the City of Savannah.
The modernization of the Tomochichi FB-CT will include two district courtrooms and three chambers for two active district judges and a visiting district judge; one magistrate courtroom and chambers; and the district clerk’s office. Court related tenants include the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The U.S. General Services Administration will also occupy space in the facility.
The solicitation for a Design Excellence Architect will be issued spring 2018.
Total Authorized Funding: $75,699,000 (design, construction, and related expenses)
Project Delivery Method: Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc)
Architect of Record: solicitation 2018
Anticipated Preliminary Design Announcement: Spring 2020
Anticipated Final Design Delivery: Summer 2021
Constructor: award Spring 2020
Anticipated Construction Start: Spring 2021
Anticipated Construction Completion: Winter 2023
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