El Centro Criminal Courthouse

Project overview

Vanir served as the program and construction manager for the new 46,810-square-foot El Centro Criminal Courthouse for the Superior Court of California, Imperial County. The two-story facility consists of:

  • Four courtrooms
  • An in-custody holding area
  • Support spaces
  • 132 surface parking spaces for the public, juror and staff

Located on a 3.57-acre site, the courthouse consolidates court operations from two facilities. This relieves the former space shortfall, increases security and replaces inadequate and obsolete buildings in Imperial County.

El Centro, California
Judicial Council of California

Safdie Rabines Architects


Nielsen Construction California

Square Footage
46,810 SF
Construction Cost
$48 Million
Start Date
Completion Date