Riverside County Historic Courthouse

The Historic Courts of California asked for a fusion of progression and tradition, so we delivered exactly that.

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When articulating the improvements needed on the Historic Courthouse, the County of Riverside envisioned something seemingly paradoxical. This 45,000 sf building needed an exterior and interior face lift that could properly adopt modern needs while still remaining true to its unique historic structure. The Courts sought advancement, but they also needed to stay grounded in their traditional foundation. To tackle the exterior renovation of the Courts, we utilized our team’s extensive knowledge of and sensitivity to authentic lighting, hardware, security, furnishings and function to provide for a complete restoration. Then, when wrestling with the interior tenant improvements, we focused on integrating new technology without disturbing the original 1930s character of the building. Our modifications included providing increased vertical volume to public areas in order to enhance circulation space and illumination. We also incorporated 21st century components such as state-of-the-art audio/visual systems, nestled behind intricately detailed wooden wall panels. The result? The building was able to retain its traditional appeal but with progressive convenience.

 

Client
The Superior Courts of California, Riverside County

Location
Riverside, CA

Size
45,000 sf renovation

Services
Master Planning, Architecture, Interior Design

Completed
2014

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    - Inga McElyea, Superior Courts of California Court Executive Officer