Macomb County 42-2 District Court
New Baltimore, MI
This new 40,000sf district court facility contains three courtrooms, including the magistrate, probation department, holding areas, secure underground parking, support spaces and secure archive storage. The project's cost was $7,000,000.
The design was undertaken with a commitment to green design principles. The design features a large open dome highlighting a classical theme and gracious, naturally-lit public spaces. The building function is clear, apparent and anticipates the future growth of the area and caseload. The courthouse is wired for fiber optic technology and is flexible for future expansion and technologies. Three separate functional areas; public, semi-secure and secure areas are accommodated within the building and courtrooms by the collaborative partner design process.
David Gassen served as principal for design, Michael Malone served as principal for quality control.