Public Facilities / Healthcare

Long Beach Courthouse

The Client

Clark Construction Group is one of the most experienced and respected building and civil construction firms in the United States. American owned and operated since 1906, Clark has grown from a small local excavator into one of the most capable and trusted providers of construction services. As one of the nation's most established firms, they have a long-term perspective that is invaluable in the construction industry. Clark's portfolio features projects of all sizes and scopes, from intricate interior renovations to some of the most complex civil operations in the country.

The Project

Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse belongs to the South Judicial District of Los Angeles and was the first social infrastructure project in the United States built under the principles of Performance-Based Infrastructure construction, which capitalizes on the development expertise of the private real estate, design, construction, and facilities operations sector, while ensuring that projects provide high-quality infrastructure for the public. Pierre Landscape's contribution to the construction project spanning two city blocks included landscaping both at street level and in upper-level planters of the courthouse itself and the adjacent parking structure. After preparing the site and installing a reclaimed irrigation system, Pierre crews planted nearly 30,000 5-gallon and 15-gallon shrubs, over 150 trees ranging in size from 36" box to 60" box, 2,900 square feet of sod, over 50,000 square feet of soil and decomposed granite, and over 60,000 square feet of mulch. The successful and substantial soil import to second and third level planters necessitated street closures to ensure public and crew safety. Site furnishings included 24 30" diameter round fiberglass planters, 20 wood benches, and trash receptacles and bike racks.


Customer: Clark Construction
Architect: Yunsoo Kim / AECOM Landscape Architects
Description: Public Facility
Location: Long Beach, California
Project: Governor George Deukmejian Courthouse
Scope: Landscape including tree and shrub planting, amending, sod installation, mulching, decomposed granite, site furnishings, and irrigation design and installation

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