Ft. Pierce Federal Courthouse

Alto Lee Adams, Sr. United States Courthouse – Fort Pierce, Florida

Noted by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson as “a jewel for downtown Fort Pierce and the Treasure Coast”, the four-story Federal Courthouse features a full-height atrium with exposed gable steel roof trusses and an expansive exterior glass wall.  Column-free areas and a 21- foot floor-to-floor height at the third floor level allow for the addition of future courtrooms to complement the two provided on the fourth floor.

The building structure consists of cast-in-place concrete slabs and joists framing to cast-in-place concrete frames supported on a mat foundation. The architectural standing seam roofing across the main roof level is supported by sloped steel structural elements bearing on the flat concrete roof structure. The roofing at the two fourth floor courtrooms is framed and supported by pitched steel bar joists with steel roof deck, providing high ceilings for the courtrooms.

The exterior walls, designed for blast and wind load requirements, are comprised of reinforced concrete masonry units with a stucco finish.

As required by the GSA, the project conforms to the ISC Security Design Criteria as well as their Progressive Collapse requirements.

  • Construction cost: $56.3 million
  • Size: 123,400 SF
  • LEED Gold Certified