Taunton Courthouse

Located in a densely-populated section of downtown Taunton, this project involved construction of a new Courthouse to serve the District Court, Juvenile Court, Housing Court, and Probate & Family Court.

Client:   DCAMM
Designer:  Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects
Size:  146,000 SF

Project Features

  • Eight new courtrooms.
  • Disposal of underground asbestos lines and oil tanks.
  • Relocation of existing steam lines and control of groundwater at the basement level of the new building.
  • Survey points installed on all adjacent buildings to monitor for any potential vibration or settling damage.
  • Complex curtainwall design.
  • Tall entry pavilion and plaza joins the new building to the Superior Courthouse.
  • Projected louvers control solar gain on the south side.
  • Cleft limestone courtroom bar.
  • High-efficiency MEP systems.
  • LEED Silver
  • AIA/AAJ Justice Facilities Review Program Award of Excellence Merit
  • Boston Society of Architects Design Awards Honor Award
  • DCAMM Excellence Award for Study

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