SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. is pleased to announce that it was awarded the inaugural "Downtown on the Rise" Alonzo Award for building the new San Diego Central Courthouse. The 54th Annual Alonzo Awards, presented by the Downtown San Diego Partnership, was held yesterday, October 13, 2016 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina. Gathering hundreds of San Diego's most influential and esteemed individuals, the annual Alonzo Awards honor the people, places and projects that have made significant contributions to the advancement of Downtown San Diego. Receiving this prestigious award signifies that the new San Diego Central Courthouse is a notable presence in San Diego's skyline, and a cornerstone of the American process that will have a significant impact on so many lives.
This year's Alonzo Award judges noted that the 25-story San Diego Central Courthouse takes a fresh approach to the traditional model for institutional buildings, calling it "a vertical masterpiece." The $555 million, 704,000-square-foot facility at the corner of Union and C Streets offers a full-service facility for criminal, civil, probate, family, and small claims matters, with space for court administration, security, and holding areas. The development; designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; is intended to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Silver standards.