District of Columbia Court of Appeals (Old City Hall)

Washington, DC
District of Columbia Court of Appeals (Old City Hall)

Restoration, modernization, and conversion of this 99,000-SF historic structure built in the early 19th century and originally used as the Old City Hall. Its most recent use has been that of a courthouse whose activities were gradually transferred to other facilities as the building ultimately lapsed into disuse. As part of a DC Court consolidation program, the scope of this project included a total renovation and restoration of the original building while upgrading its infrastructure to “state-of-the-art” and converting it to serve as the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. The project included a 40,000-SF addition and a two-level, 90,000-SF underground parking structure.

Project Highlights
Project Type:




99,000 sf Restoration

40,000 sf New Construction


MEP Engineering

Information + Communication Technology

Fire Protection + Life Safety



General Services Administration District of Columbia Courts


Beyer Blinder Belle

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Photo Credit(s): Joseph Romeo Photography
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