Courthouses

Order in the court.

Courthouses present unique challenges in providing the proper separation and circulation between the public, private, incarcerated, and judicial populations within the court facility. Our team has extensive experience designing courtrooms that function safely and securely.

In addition, whether it be County Court, Family Court, or Supreme Court, there are key design features that need to be incorporated into the space so that the architecture does not get in the way of a fair and just legal system. Our team understands that the architecture and engineering should always complement the process but not interfere with it.

Genesee County Courthouse in Batavia, New York
Courtroom within the New York-based Allegany County Courthouse
Courtroom inside the Cattaraugus County Courthouse in Little Valley, New York
Talk to a LaBella Expert

Mark E. Kukuvka, AIA
Criminal Justice Studio Manager

(585) 295-6256

Nick Harkola, PE
Security Systems Engineer

(585) 295-6645

Our Capabilities

We have experience with historically significant courthouses, coordinating with New York State’s Historic Preservation Office and local entities. Additionally, our work on county courthouses and our interaction with the NYS OCA has given us the expertise to understand the Court Facilities Act, guidelines for New York State court facilities, special building code requirements as pertaining to court facilities, and other applicable laws and regulations governing the space and design of county courthouses in New York.

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