Fairfax County Courthouse
HDR served as the associate architect/engineer and court design architect for the Fairfax County Courthouse expansion, which consolidated judicial activities for three courts systems from two separate facilities. The population growth and outdated security requirements mandated that an expansion for the courts systems housed in the facility, as well as a third courts system in the remote historical courthouse complex, was essential. The tight urban context required integration with both the existing facility and the surrounding areas to maintain its presence as a vital element of the community. The new secure exterior courtyard bound by the existing facility and the expansion created accessibility from several levels of the building. The project was selected for inclusion in the Justice Facilities Review 2009.
- Size: 596,000 SF (55,370 m2)
- Professional Services: Architecture, Engineering
- Project Components: Courtroom, Family Court Services Center, Grand Jury Suite, Judges' Chambers, Jury Assembly Space, Juvenile Court, Library, Office Space, Support Spaces, Visitor Lobby
- Project Type: Courthouse
- Related Projects: Architecture, Courts, Justice