Clifford Ham

Principal Architect

Judicial Council of California’s Administrative Courts (AOC)

Clifford Ham

Clifford Ham joined the AOC in 2002 and served as planner for the statewide court facilities master planning. He was promoted to Principal Architect in 2006. Mr. Ham’s major areas of responsibility include: development and continued improvement of architectural and technical standards for court buildings; lead creation of California Trial Court Facilities Standards, adopted by Judicial Council April 2006 (currently leading development of the 2011 edition of these Standards); project management for large new court building capital development projects (San Diego Central Court building, Long Beach Court building, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three, Santa Ana new Appellate Court building); supports the project managers for the court projects with peer reviews, best practices and technical assistance; leads the Superior Courts of California, Seismic Assessment Program, 2003-04, evaluated 225 existing trial court buildings, to determine the seismic safety risk rating prior to transfer of responsibility from the counties to the state, in accordance with the Trial Court Facilities Act of 2002.

Mr. Ham holds a Masters of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Philosophy, Political Science, from Grand Valley State University, Michigan. He is a licensed Architect, State of California and frequently leads professional education seminars on court building design, project management, and standards.