Judicial & Workplace

Model Citizen

Birch Bayh Federal Building & US Courthouse

General Services Administration

This landmark serves the public in ways its original designers never could have imagined.

New stair tower

Open and Transparent Process

While the addition of a new stair tower in the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse’s light court was driven by functional needs – improving code compliance, vertical circulation, and security for the movement of people and materials – the cost-effective design will provide new and needed amenities to building tenants and users. The extended floorplate and careful reorganization of historic spaces are intended to create impromptu meeting and discussion spaces away from the active courtrooms and judges’ chambers. Expansive glazing will admit daylight and views from the existing light court – a design move that enhances workplace productivity while symbolizing transparency in the judicial process.

To comply with federal regulations that additions be differentiated from but compatible with the historic materials, the new tower will be clad with metal panels in a layout inspired by the rhythm and detailing of the limestone light court walls. The lighter color panels will be sympathetic to the original Indiana limestone, without trying to match it. The charcoal gray panels cladding the service core that links to the historic building will be easily distinguishable from the original material.

Modernization Workplace Strategy

EYP's experience working in occupied historic courthouses with the various courts and tenants on past projects has proven to be invaluable.

Ronald Snow Project Manager, General Services Administration

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JADOC Control Room

Joint Air Defense Operations Center (JADOC)

NAVFAC Washington

Defense & Security

Highly secure command and control capabilities protect the skies over our nation's capital.

view of Historic Courtroom

Grant Hall

US Army

Defense & Security

A modern workplace shares space with a reconstructed historic courtroom.

Military academy

US Military Academy

US Army

Defense & Security

Modernized facilities support America's next generation of officers.

exterior view

Washington State Legislative Building

Judicial & Workplace

Modernization rescued this national landmark to serve the public.

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