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Bill Santucci Juctice Center, Placer County Court, Roseville, Calif.

As the centerpiece of the Placer County government campus, the 110,700-square-foot state-of-the-art justice center conveys messages of enduring strength and durability. Part of a master plan created to meet the increasing demand for court services in Placer County, the facility is located on a 100-acre site which includes 33 acres of restored vernal wetlands. The justice center features nine full-service courtrooms, administrative support facilities, including a childcare center, family services, mentoring services and research facilities. The justice center features a grand and formal entry canopy with a soaring two-story lobby that is flooded with natural light. The canopy designates the building entry on the northern elevation, the front and public entry side of the building, while the lobby features full height glazing and skylights.

The project includes a variety of materials, including site-cast concrete; steel frame with a curtainwall storefront from Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope; skylights from Kalwall Corp.; Reynobond aluminum composite material panels from Alcoa Architectural Products; and polished India Black stone veneer. Alumawall Inc. fabricated 20,000 square feet of 0.16-inch Reynobond ACM FR core wall panels in Custom Gray with CW3000XLE finish, along with 60,000 square feet of 0.16-inch Reynobond ACM FR core wall panels in Custom Silver with CW3000XLE finish for the skylight wells, beam wraps, cone covers, interior walls, exterior canopy and soffits. The Reynobond panels were installed in a 1400 series wetseal system with a 1/2-inch caulk joint.

Originally published: July 2009
Architect: Dreyfuss & Blackford, Sacramento, Calif.
General contractor: JB Management, Sacramento
Panel fabricator/installer: Alumawall Inc., San Jose, Calif.
ACM wall panels: Alcoa Architectural Products, Eastman, Ga., www.alcoaarchitecturalproducts.com
Skylights: Kalwall Corp., Manchester, N.H., www.kalwall.com
Storefront: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope, Santa Monica, Calif., www.oldcastlebe.com