Hidalgo County Courthouse

Hidalgo County Courthouse entry arcade

Hidalgo County Courthouse

New Courthouse to Provide Multiple Services  

As the prime architect, lead judicial design architect and co-lead design architect in association with ERO Architects, we’re helping to deliver a new 368,000-square-foot, seven-story courthouse in Edinburg, Texas. It is designed to accommodate:

  • 24 District and County Courtrooms and one Court of Appeals
  •  District and County Clerks
  • Jury Services, Public Defender and Indigent Defense
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Detention spaces will provide spaces for defendants in custody within ground floor central holding; additional space is allocated to each court floor
  • Shell space for six additional future courts

The new courthouse project will include a central utility plant planned within a separate building on the site, a single security screening area, secure parking for judges and elected officials, along with a loading dock area, parking and a food court for the public and staff.

Embracing the culture of the area, the design pays homage to the land, the people and the history of the Rio Grande Valley. The chosen site closes and diverts US Hwy 281 to create an enlarged two-block downtown square coordinated with the City of Edinburg Downtown Master Plan. The pedestrian approach incorporates and highlights landscaping and paving to reflect the regional themes of ranching, agriculture and the Rio Grande River.

Hidalgo County Courthouse entry arcade
Client
Hidalgo County
Location

Edinburg, TX
United States

Size
321,000 SF (29,822 m²)
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