Judicial Learning Center


SCH Number
Public Agency
Judicial Council of California
Document Title
Judicial Learning Center
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project includes construction of a Judicial Leaning Center in a now unused portion of 4th floor law library in the Hiram W. Johnson State Office Building to educate the public about the judicial system and its importance in society using innovative and thought-provoking approaches and to provide informative and interpretive exhibits. The project will construct exhibit space, video presentation space, a mock courtroom, classrooms with partitions, storage room(s) and a A/V room. Works includes demolition of existing doors, glazing, walls, finishes, ceiling, electrical, lighting, limited HVAC, and shelving within the approx. 7,000sf area. Then workers will construct new walls, acoustical ceiling, doors and doorways, floors, install new electrical systems, A/V systems, lighting, data lines, furniture, misc. equipment, and limited HVAC throughout the project area. Additional work will install acoustical sound barrier elements in approx. 4 window alcoves to reduce the noise from the mock courtroom in the adjacent offices of the Historical Earl Warren Building.

Contact Information

Tom Schanberger
Agency Name
Department of General Services
Job Title
Project Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Craig Evans
Agency Name
Judicial Council of California
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


s, San Francisco
San Francisco
Northern California
Cross Streets
Golden Gate Avenue and McAllister
San Francisco Bay

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 (a) section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
This exemption allows for the operation, repair, maintenance, and minor alterations to existing public facilities involving negligible expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. All work within or on the Earl Warren Building will comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation so there is no effect on the historic building The State confirms that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of an exemption for this project.


Notice of Exemption

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