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Maricopa County Southwest Justice Center Model

Maricopa County Southwest Justice Center

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    • The Maricopa County Southwest Justice Center leads the way in creating a community-centric facility which houses five individual justice facilities. The new typology of housing multiple courthouses within a single facility presents challenges in wayfinding and monotony of space. As a facility that welcomes individuals from all over the valley, it is critical to create a comforting and clear environment while maintaining a strong commitment to safety and security.

      The design solution creates an internalized public street, lined by each precinct as a series of courthouses and retail windows. Individuality of each precinct creates clear wayfinding and interest in the streetscape. Two internal courtyards offer views of greenery and daylight for patrons and employees, and naturally daylights the public corridor and open office areas. The result is a desert-friendly structure that brings concerns of security, healthy work environments and community-centric design into a single facility dedicated to serving the public for decades to come.

    • Studio Team
      Greg McDowell
      Carmen Moussa
      Rachel Rasmussen
      Joseph Salvatore
      Rachel Usher
      Glen Wollenhaupt
    • Project Team
      Owner: Maricopa County
      Mechanical/Plumbing/Electrical: Henderson Engineers
      Lighting: Henderson Engineers
      Structural: BDA Engineers
      Civil: Dibble Engineering
      Landscape Architect: Moore/Swick
      AV/Technology Consultant: Convergent Technologies
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