City of Fredericksburg, Virginia
This project was implemented in phases to comprehensively address the city’s court facility needs. First, a temporary juvenile and domestic relations (J&DR) court facility was constructed in an existing building. A new four-level, four-courtroom courthouse was subsequently constructed on the site of the former J&DR court building, which was demolished. The former general district court building was then renovated to accommodate the J&DR court. The new 78,500-square-foot courthouse is Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR and contains the circuit and general district court and their clerks, as well as secure, enclosed parking in the basement level. The building’s signature cupola is open to the third floor lobby below. Occupying a prominent downtown site, the new courthouse is contextually appropriate for Fredericksburg’s Historic District and draws from elements of historic architectural styles. Glavé & Holmes Architecture collaborated with Moseley Architects on the design of the new courthouse.