Tehama County Courthouse

Red Bluff, CA

With the design of the Tehama County Courthouse, the Judicial Council of California (JCC) was looking for a way to reduce construction costs while still providing a structure reflective of the high quality standards for the courts both in terms of security and finishes. Utilizing tilt-up concrete with form liners designed to make the walls appear to be brick, the JCC received the aesthetic they desired at an efficient price point due to the façade also serving as a durable structural component of the building. Coupled with a cantilevered second floor corridor and glass enclosed feature stair, the Tehama Courthouse successfully combines efficiency with dynamic design. 

Quick Facts

  • Size: 62,033 SF
  • Architect: LPAS
  • The main feature stair appears to be floating within a glass enclosure but is supported by small tube columns buried in the mullions of the curtain wall system
  • Construction Cost: $56 million
  • Contractor: Rudolph and Sletten
  • The project was designed to LEED Silver guidelines


  • 2017 Tilt-Up Concrete Association - Achievement Award (Municipal)  

Photo credit: Bruk Studios