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Thunder Bay Courthouse, Aboriginal Conference Settlement Suite, Case Study

The Thunder Bay Courthouse is a unique and interesting courthouse project which is under construction for the Ministry of Attorney General in the Province of Ontario, Canada. This culturally significant courthouse is proceeding through the Infrastructure Ontario Design Build Finance and Maintain...

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Designing for a Mega-Courthouse in the Middle East

Planning and designing the new Palace of Justice in Kuwait. At three million square feet, the project is arguably the largest courthouse facility in the world with over 150 courtrooms and an unusually complicated program. It is being planned and designed by Perkins Eastman Architects in concert...

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Courthouses -- Cornerstones of Vibrant Cities

The session will focus on how courthouses in three distinct cities, Savannah GA, Washington DC and Boston MA are meeting judicial needs while influencing and responding to their current urban context and history. The presenters will consider the challenges faced by established and new justice...


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An Introduction to the Alternative Financing and Procurement Model to Design, Build, Finance and Manage New Ontario

This introduction provides a brief history of the development of Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) Models created by Infrastructure Ontario, as they relate to new Courthouse construction in Ontario, Canada. Achieving Design Excellence while reducing risk to the public sector will be...

CT-06 - 5 parts.pdf

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Quinte Courthouse: Contributing to Belleville’s Downtown Revitalization

In 2005 the City of Bellville commissioned a Master Plan that outlined the reintegration of the former industrial lands on the west side of the Moira River into the downtown urban fabric. The Quinte Courthouse will be the first major development in this new and revitalized “courthouse district”....


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Making Big Things Happen: A Model for Court Planning in Travis County

Travis County, Texas, completed one of the most ambitious court planning initiatives in the nation. A Judge and the County’s Strategic Planning Manager, along with the consultant team, will describe this comprehensive and unique project to renovate and build almost 2 million SF. The process has...


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Challenges of Retaining Heritage Buildings in a Courts Consolidation Program

The value of retaining heritage buildings within a province wide modernization and consolidation of the court system will be examined through a case study of six courthouses; Brockville Courthouse, Welland County Courthouse, Chatham-Kent Courthouse, John Sopinka Courthouse, Renfrew County...


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Video Technology and the Transformation of Tomorrow's Courthouse ©

This panel assembles leading experts on implementation of video technology in court procedures and facilities (most of whom are working on the AJA/Infocomm project to develop guidelines on this subject). The panel will present a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in both...


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AIA-AAJ Conference 2011: Commitment to the Aging American Courthouse

As the landlord of the largest inventory of civic buildings, the GSA plays a significant role in how we cope with the aging of our American courthouses. The AOC in California is founded on similar principals. How do both agencies evaluate existing courthouse inventories and decide to reinvest in...

CT-05 Commitment to the Aging American Courthouse21.pdf

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AIA-AAJ Conference 2011: Designing the Contemporary Courtroom

This session analyzes courtroom configurations: corner bench, center bench and re-centered bench. This includes case studies of recently completed courtrooms that represent the latest thinking in courtroom design. The Pros and Cons of each layout are discussed as well as challenges that are...

CT-01-Designing for the Contemporary Courtroom26.pdf