Located behind the existing Frank E. Moss Courthouse, the new 10-story, 410,000 sf district courthouse rests on a raised landscaped plaza. Surrounded by trees, it includes an informal public garden, nine district and five magistrate courtrooms, fourteen judges’ chambers, U.S. attorney suite, ceremonial courtrooms, and probation pretrial offices. It also has two underground parking levels. The new building also meets new perimeter security standards required in all new federal buildings as well as blast protection. The building is set back 50 feet from the street. The new courthouse addresses a few concerns of the old building, including the need for space, technology and security. The design allows copious amounts of day lighting to assist in energy saving standards. The 10-story atrium also contains a contemporary artwork of suspended hexagonal metal tubes on cables, which also helps reflect light. The building’s electrical system is 34 percent more efficient than a comparable building. The daylight harvesting adds an additional savings to the overall energy usage of the building. The structure was designed and constructed to achieve LEED Gold certification.