PORTERVILLE COURTHOUSE

The new South County Justice Center is a nine-courtroom, in-custody-capable courthouse with holding facilities, administrative offices, judicial chambers, waiting areas, public outreach space, and a jury assembly room. Its notable features include a large covered courtyard providing a shaded outdoor gathering area, courtrooms that receive natural light, and a second-floor jury assembly room that looks out over a green roof. Fronting a main thoroughfare, the building engages the city in which it resides. The courtyard creates a ceremonial space and provides an iconic image for the courthouse. Large expanses of glass connect the interior circulation pathways with the courtyard and assist in way finding through the building. It is LEED Silver certified.

FACTS

PROJECT NAME Porterville Courthouse
SIZE 96,500 GSF
COMPLETION DATE 2013
LOCATION Porterville, CA
CLIENT Superior Court of Tulare County
SERVICES Site Feasibility Study, Programming, Architecture, Interior Design

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