United States Courthouse, Springfield, Massachusetts

Tetra Tech’s High Performance Buildings Group provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP), fire protection, telecommunications, audiovisual, and security services for the United States Courthouse of Springfield, Massachusetts.


  • Size: 162,000 square feet
  • Construction Cost: $57 million
  • Client/Owner: US General Services Administration
  • Architect: Safdie Architects
  • Contractor: Daniel O'Connell's Sons
  • Completion Date: 2008

This new 162,000-square-foot courthouse includes three U.S. District Courtrooms, one U.S. Magistrate Courtroom, and one Bankruptcy Courtroom, with adjunct facilities and judges' chambers, jury assembly, probation, the U.S. Marshal’s office, the U.S. Attorney’s office, the Congressional office, building support offices, related rooms and spaces, and expansion capability for one additional courtroom. The courthouse contains four courtrooms that form a spiraling crescent around three heritage trees ranging in age from 200 to 500 years. The courthouse features curved glass walls with minimal framing, limestone walls with large openings, and an inner wall.

Image © Timothy Hursley