Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. United States Courthouse
The 578,000 SF (53,700 m2) Federal Courthouse is a state-of-the-art, efficient and cost-effective facility that reflects the dignity of the judicial process, while providing stringent security and meeting the requirements of the US Courts Design Guidelines, the needs of the GSA, the judges and the citizens of Miami.
The facility includes a variety of spaces such as a main public atrium, 14 courtrooms, 16 chambers for the U.S. District Court, a secure holding facility and specialized offices. Also in the building are record storage facilities that meet Physical Security Standards for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs), as set forth by the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI). Several areas of the facility also have Secure Storage and demising walls between tenant agencies with security mesh installed. The Courthouse houses tenants such as the U.S. District Court, General Services Administration, U.S. Attorney’s offices, U.S. Probation offices, U.S. Marshal’s offices and Federal Public Defender offices. The basement level contains a secure tunnel, which connects to the Courthouse Annex Tower.