New Charlotte County Courthouse

The new Charlotte County Courthouse provides an expanded and modern facility for the Town of Charlotte’s judiciary. The building site is adjacent to an existing courthouse which has been in continuous use since 1824. The original structure was designed by Thomas Jefferson and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The new Courthouse will be home to the General District Court Clerk’s Office, the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Clerk’s Office, the Court Services Office, two courtrooms, and supporting spaces. A corridor will connect the new facility to the existing Circuit Court Clerk’s Office for easy access to its services.

The new 27,000 SF brick building requires soil improvement through the use of aggregate piers and select underpinning where the connector for the new building interfaces with the existing county clerk’s office building. The building’s structure is comprised of a steel frame with concrete slab on metal deck floors and a cold-form metal framed roof. The exterior walls are concrete at the lower level with cold-formed studs for the upper levels and brick cladding on the exterior. A main design consideration is the respectful incorporation of the new courthouse into the established historic context of the surrounding area. The final design aims to complement the existing buildings through the use of thoughtful and appropriate detailing by the architect.

The new Charlotte County Courthouse provides an expanded and modern facility for the Town of Charlotte’s judiciary. The building site is adjacent to an existing courthouse which has been in continuous use since 1824. The original structure was designed by Thomas Jefferson and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The new Courthouse will be home to the General District Court Clerk’s Office, the Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Clerk’s Office, the Court Services Office, two courtrooms, and supporting spaces. A corridor will connect the new facility to the existing Circuit Court Clerk’s Office for easy access to its services.

The new 27,000 SF brick building requires soil improvement through the use of aggregate piers and select underpinning where the connector for the new building interfaces with the existing county clerk’s office building. The building’s structure is comprised of a steel frame with concrete slab on metal deck floors and a cold-form metal framed roof. The exterior walls are concrete at the lower level with cold-formed studs for the upper levels and brick cladding on the exterior. A main design consideration is the respectful incorporation of the new courthouse into the established historic context of the surrounding area. The final design aims to complement the existing buildings through the use of thoughtful and appropriate detailing by the architect.

CLIENT: Glavé & Holmes Architecture
LOCATION: Charlotte County, VA

TYPE: Government, SERVICES: Addition, New Construction, MATERIALS: SUSTAINABILITY: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Renderings © Glavé & Holmes Architecture

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