Miami Federal Courthouse

Building image - high angle

  • Client

    General Services Administration Property Development Division

  • Region


  • City

    Miami, USA

  • Year Completed


  • Size

    557,000 sq. ft.

  • Sector


  • Sub-Sector

    Judicial & Correctional

The Story

EllisDon provided Construction Management for a 557,000 square foot Miami Federal Courthouse. The project included 16 district courtrooms and chambers, along with space for the Clerk of the Court, Grand Jury Suites,

Pre-trial Services, the U.S. Marshal’s Service office, a Marshal Service sally port with secure corridors and detention cells, an automated data processing area for probation, the U.S. Attorney and General Services Administration’s Operational/Joint Use space for conference/training rooms, a loading dock, trash and recycling rooms, a mail room, a dock office, a security/fire life safety office, and a storage space. A tunnel connector was created between the new courthouse and the existing Federal Court complex. The project also included 110 secure indoor parking spaces.

The EllisDon team provided pre-construction services for approximately three years during the fundraising and design stages.


• Built a 557,000 square foot courthouse facility
• Created 110 secure indoor parking spaces
• Provided preconstruction services during the fundraising and design stages

Challenges & Solutions

A challenge for the team was creating a tunnel connector underneath the courthouse that would not interfere with the existing Federal Court’s proceedings.

EllisDon had to coordinate with the owner, plan before construction started and enforce a strict schedule that properly allocated time and divided up work, to ensure that they did not interfere with the courts.