Government

Supreme Court of Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Project Overview

Being a historic building, listed in the National Registry of Historic Places, MFS Construction carried out the rehabilitation and remodeling for the Supreme Court building after Hurricane Maria. The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico is a three-story, reinforced concrete courthouse located in the easternmost point of the grounds of Luis Muñoz Rivera Park at Puerto de Tierra in San Juan. The building was designed in 1952 by local firm Toro-Ferrer, with the collaboration of Charles W. Warner, Jr. and Harold Eliot Leeds as design consultants and inaugurated on February 4, 1956.

MFS Construction Supreme Court
MFS Construction Laborers
MFS Construction Historical Restoration
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Project Details

Divided into three phases, the first phase included the rehabilitation of outside wood walls of the session room and the demolition and construction of approximately 530 sq. ft. ceiling. The galleries’ iron railings were fabricated in stainless steel and wooden handrails were restored keeping the original wood. The second phase included the rehabilitation of the wooden handrails and new iron works of the helicoidal stairs, this being the emblematic trademark of the Supreme Court. Followed by the demolition and construction of another ceiling of approximately 828 sq. ft., the rehabilitation of the main gate of the building and the restoration of all the wood elements, doors and the Marshalls desk in the main lobby. The final and third phase included the fabrication of all the railings in stainless steel on the outside of the main building and the installation of new wooden louvers across all the terrain level.

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  • Client:
    Office of Court Administration

Services Provided

  • Our project managers understand the value of construction projects from planning, execution, controlling, and closely working as a team to achieve the project's goals.
  • MFS provides materials, labor, equipment, and services necessary for the construction of a project and hires specialized subcontractors to perform specific duties as needed.
  • Our team knows the importance of maintaining historical structures, and has the experience and knowledge to deal with any challenging situation regarding these structures.