CA Administrative Office of the Courts
Huntsman, in association with Charles M. Salter Associates, developed design standards for the Administrative Office of the Courts. Services included the evaluation of shared conference rooms located in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Burbank. The assessment addressed the consistency and functionality of interior design and finishes, furnishings, lighting, information technology, and signage as well as general code compliance and audiovisual capabilities.
The study defines the minimum space, functional, and technical requirements for the design of new conference and meeting facilities for the AOC. These standards reflect the best practices and successful solutions for achieving design excellence to meet performance expectations as well as operational and technical needs while providing a consistent appearance. A master-plan, including phasing and budgets, was authored to serve as a basis for future funding and construction efforts.
Since construction projects may be delivered through design-bid-build or design-build and may be implemented by multiple teams, the criteria was written be clear and allow for flexibility in order to achieve the AOC’s objectives, while also allowing for cost-control and various project-delivery methods. Additionally, the criteria is written so as to be readily usable by multiple managers, and subsequent teams that may be required to implement the recommendations.
Client Judicial Council of California, Administrative Office of the Courts
Location San Francisco, Sacramento, Burbank, CA
Scope Conference Room Assessment and Standards
Size 46,000 gross square feet