- Architectural Acoustics
- Mechanical Noise Control
- Project Architect: Weinstein Architects and Urban Designers
- Project Cost: $74.3 Million
- Court of Appeals: 76,600 square feet
- Additional Office Space: 21,000 square feet
The Nakamura Courthouse opened in 1940 as the first building in the West designed specifically for use as a federal courthouse. In June, 2009, the building was rededicated after a three-year project to renovate and modernize the historic structure. BRC design included architectural acoustics and mechanical noise control for courtrooms, judge’s chambers, law library, reading room, and other critical spaces. Traffic noise was monitored and evaluated for interior noise impacts due to the proximity of city street and freeway traffic. The project included security enhancements, restoration of courtrooms and interior spaces, modernization of electrical and mechanical systems, as well as seismic upgrades.