Ellis County Courts & Administrative Building

Ellis County Courts and Administrative Building

Ellis County Courts & Administrative Building

Courts and Administrative Facility Consolidates Services, Complements Community  

Ellis County’s goal for the new Courts and Administration building was to provide a single home for all county and court operations. The new building complements the grandeur of the historic courthouse and provides the county with ample space to serve current and future residents.

The exterior color palette takes its inspiration from the rich earth tones of the historic Ellis County Courthouse and the terra cotta brick found in the surrounding buildings in the town square. The windows and brick piers further reflect the patterns found in the vernacular of local architecture and are complemented by large stone arches defining the courtrooms and the main court entry.

Reflecting a Grand Design

The interiors of the building reflect a modest yet grand design. The main doorway is made of two 10-foot-tall custom wood doors that lead visitors into a two-story lobby featuring decorative terrazzo flooring, a decorative window and a custom-designed balcony. The courtrooms feature custom millwork details above each door that include specialty lighting and backlit letters to enhance the aesthetic of the interiors.

Ellis County Courts and Administrative Building
Client
Ellis County
Location

Waxahachie, TX
United States

Size
102,000 SF (9,476 m²)
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