A state-of-the-art, safe, efficient and cost effective building that reflects the dignity of the judicial process, while providing stringent security and meeting the requirements of the US Courts Design Guidelines, the needs of the GSA, the judges and the citizens of Miami.
The courtrooms are finished in a combination of wood veneer paneling, acoustical fabric wrapped panels and custom design glass in the walls. The ceiling is painted drywall in a custom designed “origami” shape. All millwork for the courtrooms, including the judge’s bench, clerk’s bench, jury box, witness stand, and gate are veneers of the three different species of wood. Wood pew seating matches the walnut millwork.
Truth and justice are defined by a singular pierced, transparent glass volume composed with a pair of towers which represent the two opposing sides of an argument.
* Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) | Design Award of Excellence