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SOUTH COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER - CO Architects
SOUTH COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER - Porterville, California, 2013

Architects: CO Architects
Client: Superior Court of Tulare County and Tulare County Board of Supervisors
General Contractor: Sundt Construction, Inc.


Project Description
 
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.
 
Targeting LEED Silver certification, 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.

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