John M. Roll US Courthouse
98 W. 1st Street
Yuma, AZ 85634
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Completed in 2013, the John M. Roll U.S. Courthouse was constructed on the Colorado River on a donated parcel of land. The courthouse honors the late Chief District Judge for the District of Arizona, who served as a board member on the project’s source selection panel for the building’s design and strongly advocated for its location in Yuma. Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the courthouse houses two magistrate courtrooms, judges’ chambers, and jury facilities. It achieved LEED® Gold Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council in part for its dramatic solar canopy that supplies 25 percent of the building’s energy, use of locally sourced building materials, and water-saving features.
Property Manager: Jon Berts
Public Hours: 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)
For more building information or service calls, see contact information at top right (or by scrolling down on mobile devices). For other federal government information, call 800-FED-INFO.
Parking and Public Transportation
There is not parking available in the building for the general public. Free public parking is located south of the building. Public transportation is available via Yuma County Area Transit [a nongovernment website].
All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment. ADA access is available at the main entrance to the building.
Major tenants are the U.S. District Court and U.S. Marshals Service. In the latest (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 100% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.
Maine-based artist John Bisbee's Lion Dandies sculpture continues his well-entrenched methodology of using 12" nail spikes to create his works of art. For the U.S. Courthouse in Yuma, Bisbee created a collection of 3-foot-diameter spheres stacked upon one another that fits naturally into the desert landscape. The metal orb sculpture made completely from iron railroad nails was designed to reflect Yuma’s historic ties to the railroad.
The building has won these awards:
- National Award of Merit, Federal/State/County/Municipal Category, Design-Build Institute of America, 2015
- SRP Sustainability Award, American Institute of Architects – Arizona Chapter, 2014
- Design Awards, Citation for Architecture, U.S. General Services Administration, 2014
- Design Excellence, Project in Progress, Design-Build Institute of America's Western Pacific Region, 2013
- Southwest's Best Projects, Government/Public Buildings, Engineering News Record, 2013