Jefferson City, Missouri
The new 118,000 SF Christopher S. Bond U.S. courthouse achieves LEED Gold Certification for sustainability by incorporating a green roof, materials re-use and energy performance optimization. The design embraces its site on a scenic bluff top overlooking the Missouri River – previously a brownfield area. Its prominence as a noble piece of civic architecture in the community will make it the cornerstone of a new public square. Within the courthouse, separate and secure circulation paths were defined for the judicial and staff, public and inmates. Courtrooms, judges chambers and other court support spaces comply with standards outlined in the U.S. Courts Design Guide as well as the unique requirements of tenant agencies such as U.S. Courts, U.S. Marshals, and U.S. Attorneys, among others. Accessibility was achieved for all participants in the court proceedings. The most current technology was integrated for the judge, jury, spectators and attorneys, and accessibility was achieved for all participants in the court proceedings. The interiors reflect the facility’s overall grandeur, with high-end finishes and furnishings throughout the building.