Richard S. Arnold U.S. Courthouse Renovations

Little Rock, Arkansas

U.S. General Services Administration

Project Size:
125,000 sq ft

This 125,000 sq ft renovation of a 1930s-era post office/courthouse consisted of renovation of approximately 75 percent of the building and construction of a new tenant space for the U.S. Marshals Service. The renovation included upgrading the life-safety systems; installing new HVAC systems, including 13 air handling units; and realigning and upgrading the tenant space. The new tenant space featured new offices and administration areas, holding cells, a command and control center, a prisoner elevator, control panels for all detention and cell doors, and a pneumatic tube capable of carrying a pistol 400+ feet through the building.

The project included extension of the new fire alarm and sprinkler system; complete realignment/stacking of new telecommunications and electrical rooms on three floors; refurbishment of a historic courtroom; and build-outs of a new circuit library, grand jury suite, trial-prep suite, circuit judge chambers, and jury deliberation room. The historic areas of the building were preserved and protected throughout the project.