Originally constructed in 1967 as a federal building and courthouse, the building was vacated by the federal government after the Robert E. Coyle United States Courthouse was completed in the last decade.
Once owned by the federal government, the building was transferred to the state for $1, with the stipulation that the building be used for the administration of justice.
The architects for the project: SmithGroup of San Francisco, with Allen Lew & William Patnaude Architects of Fresno
Construction began on the B.F. Sisk Courthouse in Fresno, California, in July 2008.
Use of modern technology helps court users access the services they need efficiently.
The court building features 15 courtrooms (with capacity for up to 16 courtrooms) in approximately 192,000 square feet.
Extra large directive text helps court users find information they need quickly.
This courthouse project was awarded the 2011 Notable Achievement Award from Western Council of Construction Consumers.
The courthouse was renovated under the direction of the Administrative Office of the Court, Office of Court Construction and Management.
This project was funded by court users, through the Trial Court Facilities Act of 2002, which established a revenue source of court user fees for judicial branch courthouse projects.