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East County Hall of Justice

DUBLIN, CALIFORNIA, USA  Alameda County will have a proud new architectural civic symbol—the East County Hall of Justice courthouse—a new 150,000 SF five-story facility, sharing the site with a new 45,000 SF two-story county building, both designed by KMD. This new Courts and County facility provides a dignified civic identity where none now exists. The five-story gleaming glass and metal facade, oriented in the solar optimal east-west direction yet shaded from undue solar gain introduces a strong presence, reflecting the dignity and stability of the Court system, its accessibility and transparency. It will, at a minimum, achieve USGBC LEED Silver certification.