GLENDALE — State justice administrators have selected an award-winning architecture firm to design the new Glendale courthouse, but officials haven't determined its location.
After an extensive vetting process, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects was chosen because the firm best fit the city's push for sustainability, said Teresa Ruano, a spokesman for the Judicial Council of California's Administrative Office of the Courts.
"We are being a good neighbor, so we are trying to do that," she said.
The state council has been mum on the sites in Glendale under consideration, but city officials have said the current location on Broadway and a plot on Central Avenue and Lexington Avenue are both on the list.
The council has been working with eight cities in their respective courthouse projects to ensure the new facilities blend with their surroundings, Ruano said.
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca, which has an office in Los Angeles, was chosen among a short list of six design companies vying to design the Glendale courthouse, she said. The firm has designed sustainability projects for Nintendo and several universities.