• Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex Addition
  • Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex Addition
  • El Paso County

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    With the 30-year-old El Paso County Courthouse in need of significant new space to accommodate growing capacity requirements, an ambitious plan was initiated to design and construct a sizeable building addition. Due to the constraints of the site and the existing structure, the addition had to be designed in two distinct components. The first was a two-story “L”-shaped extension that wraps around the northwest corner of the existing Judicial Building. The second component is a five-story tower located to the west of the existing jail. The new addition, which more doubles the size of the judicial complex, includes space for courtrooms, judges’ chambers, staff offices, a first appearance center, the pro­bation depart­ment, satellite space for the district attorney’s office and sheriff’s department, meeting rooms for attorney/client consultations, a child care center, and underground parking. To meet increased parking demands, a separate three-level, 500-vehicle parking structure was constructed a few blocks from the complex. In addition to expanding parking capacities, the new structure provides ground-level office/shop space for the county’s Facilities Management Department.
 

Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex Addition

El Paso County

Colorado Springs, Colorado

With the 30-year-old El Paso County Courthouse in need of significant new space to accommodate growing capacity requirements, an ambitious plan was initiated to design and construct a sizeable building addition. Due to the constraints of the site and the existing structure, the addition had to be designed in two distinct components. The first was a two-story “L”-shaped extension that wraps around the northwest corner of the existing Judicial Building. The second component is a five-story tower located to the west of the existing jail. The new addition, which more doubles the size of the judicial complex, includes space for courtrooms, judges’ chambers, staff offices, a first appearance center, the pro­bation depart­ment, satellite space for the district attorney’s office and sheriff’s department, meeting rooms for attorney/client consultations, a child care center, and underground parking.

To meet increased parking demands, a separate three-level, 500-vehicle parking structure was constructed a few blocks from the complex. In addition to expanding parking capacities, the new structure provides ground-level office/shop space for the county’s Facilities Management Department.

Awards

Colorado Construction, Gold Hard Hat Award, Outstanding Architectural Design Project, 2006