Tomochichi Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Annex

, General Services Administration

Savannah, GA

Courthouse Exterior
Courtroom Interior

Located in the Savannah Historic District, one of the most celebrated and significant urban design schemes in the country, the new courthouse annex creates additional courtroom space for the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Georgia. It also houses offices and public interface areas for the Court Clerk, Office of Probation, and U.S. Marshal Service.

The three-story annex is designed to meticulously fit its site on historic Telfair Square—one of the iconic blocks in James Oglethorpe’s historic plan for Savannah. The monumental civic structure is distinctively of its time, but also directly relates to its rich historic context and the existing Tomochichi Federal Courthouse.

The shape and centrality of the lobby, the repeated symmetries of compositions, and the durable materials root the building in the enduring legacy of American courts. The openness, generous natural light, and views all provide a connection to contemporary values about transparency, social equity, freedom and individual responsibility.

Building Facts

  • 37,500 SF new construction
  • National Historic Landmark District
  • Design-build