The new courthouse replaces an existing facility with a modern, secure complex that engages the public with a welcoming landscaped plaza that expresses a new perspective on justice. The new courthouse conveys the notion of “transparency in justice” through the generous use of glass in all public areas and accommodation of community space.

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The building aims to be approachable and give an impression of transparency and accessibility of the judicial system to the public.


2018 Justice Facilities Review – Citation (Highest Honor), AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice