Project Portfolio


Santa Clara Family Justice Center


State of California, Administrative Office of the Courts


San Jose, CA


Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP

Mechanical Engineer

WSP Flack + Kurtz

Year Complete



234,000 sf

Contract Type

Design Bid Build

Mechanical Contractor

Frank M. Booth, Inc.

Project Overview

New state-of-the-art, 234,000 sf, eight-story courthouse that consolidated six existing court facilities in Santa Clara County.  The project includes 20 courtrooms, a penthouse level and a basement for secure parking and detention holding.

Mechanical Highlights

  • Four duplex SA/EA Air Handling Unit Systems
  • Three 275-ton Chillers with Emergency SCBA
  • Two Cell, 730-ton Total Capacity, Cooling Tower
  • Two 3,000 MBH Boilers
  • 566 Chilled Beams
  • Eight Radiant Floor Heating & Cooling Systems
  • Variable Refrigerant Volume System with 39 Fan Coil Units & Six Condensing Unit Sets
  • Security Bars/Diffusers and Detention Plumbing Fixtures
  • Ground Level Plumbing Pump Room with Booster Pump & Atmospheric Break Tank
  • Eight Duplex Pump Systems, servicing Condenser Water, Chilled Water, Heating Hot Water and Heat Recovery Systems.
  • Fuel oil & Emergency General Systems
  • Chiller Plant Optimization Control
  • Measurement & Verification System

LEED Silver Certification