The H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse, originally built in the early 1970’s, houses Washington, D.C.’s Superior Court and the D.C. Court of Appeals making it one of the busiest courts in the country. Housing over eighty judges including a Chief Judge, Magistrate Judges and retired Senior Judges, this multi-phase expansion was a necessity. The southside expansion included six stories of office and court room space, two floors for mechanical and below grade parking. The project was completed in two phases.
Forrester Construction Company contracted Strong Tower for both phases of the Moultrie project. Strong Tower’s overall scope included the furnishing and installation of 291 window openings with sunshades, 35 of which are ballistic rated, 136 units of two-story unitized curtainwall with approximately 13,000 square feet with sunshades and vertical applied fins supplied by Wausau Window and Wall Systems.
Nearly 7,000 square feet of custom aluminum composite material panels including access panels were also furnished and installed. The project also included one storefront vestibule entrance with hardware and multiple bronze balanced doors.
The project was constructed on a challenging tight downtown site located in the heart of Washington, D.C. Managing the logistics of material deliveries and heavy equipment for the installation added an additional layer of complexity to the project.
- District of Columbia Courts
- Washington, DC
- Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, LLP
- General Contractor
- Forrester Construction Company
- Wausau Windows & Wall Systems
- East coast Metal Systems
- Ehlert/Bryan, Inc.
- Blast and Ballistic
- Security Windows