News & Publications: Judicial & Workplace

November 15, 2020

Keeping Order in the Court

See how modernization breathes new life into the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Downtown Detroit from the Construction Association of Michigan Magazine.
 

As part of its annual Award for Excellence program, the Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects honored EYP with a prestigious Historic Preservation Honor Award for the restoration of the Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Indianapolis, IN. The renovation invisibly transformed the 107-year-old monumental landmark into a “machine for sustainability” that measurably mitigates the site’s urban heat island effect, decreases the building’s carbon footprint, and adds hundreds of thousands of gallons of water to the city’s supply each year. The jury noted that the project, “is a masterful restoration and an aggressive upgrade of a great historic building to meet contemporary standards for safety, accessibility, and environmental responsibility.”

Renovations to this 107-year-old federal building and courthouse required team members to seamlessly thread new systems through a richly rendered fabric.