Judicial Council of California

Overview of projects

Vanir joined the Judicial Council of California team in 2007 to provide project and construction management services for various court facilities throughout California. Our services ranged from estimating, condition assessments, scheduling and staff augmentation to full project and construction management.

A few featured projects include four new courthouses:

  • Hanford Courthouse, Kings County: LEED Silver certified, 10 courtrooms, four stories, includes a jury assembly room, subterranean parking and an underground tunnel that connects to the nearby county jail
  • Madera Courthouse, Madera County: LEED Silver certified, 10 courtrooms, four-story building with full basement and four-story parking garage
  • Porterville Courthouse, Tulare County: Nine courtrooms, replaced three-courtroom Porterville Government Center
  • Los Banos Courthouse, Merced County: Two courtrooms and support spaces, replaced a one-courtroom facility


LEED Silver Certified (Hanford Courthouse, Madera Courthouse) | 2016 CMAA National Project Achievement Award, Buildings, New Construction, Less Than $100M (Hanford Courthouse) | 2016 WCCC Outstanding Project Achievement Award, New Buildings (Hanford Courthouse)

Central California – Counties of Kings, Madera, Tulare and Merced
Judicial Council of California




Square Footage
Hanford: 143,419 SF; Porterville: 96,532 SF; Madera: 115,804 SF; Los Banos: 29,511 SF
Construction Cost
Hanford: $83 Million; Porterville: $67 Million; Madera: $74 Million; Los Banos: $18 Million
Start Date
Hanford: 2013; Porterville: 2012; Madera: 2012; Los Banos: 2014
Completion Date
Hanford: 2015; Porterville: 2013; Madera: 2015; Los Banos: 2016