The County Commissioners hired Buchart Horn Architects (BHA) as the experts in courthouse design to lead them through a project consisting of the Courthouse, jail, and County Administration programs. BHA interviewed selected staff, developed a program of existing spaces, established space needs for current and future growth, identified storage requirements, created adjacency diagrams, and recommended several approaches, with lists of attributes and challenges associated and the relative costs of each scheme.
The study included site survey and evaluation of the existing building structural, mechanical, and electrical systems by BHA's engineers. A building systems assessment report was prepared to incorporate survey findings, communicate code compliance issues, make recommendations for repair and/or replacement of systems, and provide associated construction costs for the recommended options.
With local architect WMF, we have completed the study of several dozen departments and 400,000 SF of space planning to improve security and accessibility, isolate circulation paths for the public/staff and judges/and criminals and suspects, and improve function and services.
Scott's [Loercher's] depth of knowledge and expertise in Judicial Facility Programming and Design is exceptional. Personable and great to work with in achieving client goals.