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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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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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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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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: Getting Better Court Facilities in Challenging Times

During difficult economic times, it has never been harder to get courthouse renovation, expansion or new construction projects funded and approved. This session explores how public works and court users can justify their space and operational needs to make the most of scarce capital construction...

CT-04 Getting Better Courts Facilites in Challenging Times21.pdf

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AIA-AAJ Conference 2011: Rethinking Civic Architecture in Mississippi: Lessons Learned from the Jackson Federal Courthouse Project

This presentation examines the challenges, complexities, and lessons learned in creating a new federal courthouse as part of the GSA ’s Design Excellence Program. Using the new 400,000 square foot Federal Courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi as the case study, representatives from the project team...

CT-07 - Rethinking Civic Architecture in Mississipi1.pdf