Richard B. Russell Federal Building
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The Richard B. Russell courthouse project is an outstanding example of GSA's initiative to renew its stock of older buildings. With a public image that has deteriorated under the stress of security adaptations, hard use, and evolving philosophy about the role of public buildings, the building is primed for a transformation in its image and function. 

Our project with Gensler as the prime architect and RicciGreene responsible for courtroom design, will add a new entry security screening pavilion and completely refurbished district courtrooms, including their waiting areas and elevator lobbies as the most visible elements of an overall modernization of this large 60's era tower. 

The new entry pavilion is spacious, open, and inviting to the public, yet provides state of the art resistance to blast and other possible security threats. The new courtrooms are intended to provide current accessibility, technology, and functional capabilities, as well as an image more befitting the prestige and stature of the courts.