Christman Construction Company. Since 1894.

State of Michigan

Hall of Justice

Lansing, Michigan

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  • General Contract
  • New Construction
  • $69,400,000
  • 280,000 s.f.
  • Albert Kahn Associates, Spillis Candela DMJM
  • October 2002

2003 ESD Construction and Design Awards


2003 Pyramid Award from the Washtenaw Contractors Association


2003 AGC Build Michigan Nominee


2003 ACEC/MSPE Merit Award


2002 GLFEA Steel Systems Excellence Award

Generations of hoping and planning by Michigan’s judiciary materialized in October, 2002 as the imposing new Michigan Hall of Justice was dedicated in Lansing. The Christman Company was selected as general contractor for this monumental building through an exhaustive competitive bidding and selection process.

The project joined the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, associated administrative offices, and a new Public Learning Center under one roof for the first time. Sited on axis with the state Capitol and adjacent to the Michigan Vietnam Monument, the imposing edifice provides a fitting terminus to the Michigan Capitol Mall.

The limestone-clad building with its gently curved façade defines a generous civic plaza marked by a pair of monumental Tuscan columns. The project involved the construction of a new 280,000 s.f., six-story building as well as two two-story underground cast-in-place parking structures each accommodating 230 vehicles. The building’s interior spaces are organized around a series of circular, colonnaded lobbies on each floor beneath a hemispherical glass dome with the Supreme Court on the uppermost level. Also included within the scope of the project were conference rooms, training facilities and a cafeteria.

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