This 48,200 SF Courthouse and Detention Facility includes three courtrooms for the 16th Judicial Circuit, offices for the County Clerk, State Attorney Office, and Drug Court, and a new 10,906 square foot detention facility to accommodate 57 detainees. The $32 Million facility is one of the firm’s and the County’s most ambitious undertakings.
The building design displays clean and contemporary lines. Courthouse structures are typically designed to express the importance of the work carried out within the space. The contemporary design is stately and commanding, but its scale is organized to accommodate a variety of functions and respectful of its tropical surroundings. One of the projects most striking design elements is a two-story glass and landscaped courtyard which serves as a central entry focal point with a fountain wall.
This project marks the firm’s 15th commission with Monroe County including fire stations, the Murray T. Nelson Government Center, the Freeman Justice Center, and miscellaneous public works projects throughout the Keys region.