Imperial County Criminal Courthouse

El Centro, CA
(in progress)

This new two-story, multipurpose courthouse provides four courtrooms, administrative office space, in-custody holding, and a jury assembly room. Three secure interior courtyards are spaced between courtrooms, which filter natural light into the surrounding administrative areas and public spaces. These courtyards also provide employees and visitors access to an outdoor shaded oasis without having to pass through security. The position of the courtyards within the building interior insulates them from the harsh desert climate.

Completion: in progress
Size: 45,000 SF