Jackson County Justice Court
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Jackson County Justice Court

Central Point, OR

ORW Architecture was asked by Jackson County to provide the design of a new community courts facility.  The building houses a single courtroom presided over by a Justice of the Peace and offices and workspaces for associated clerical and administrative personnel.

 
The design of the new facility seeks to provide a sense of openness and transparency and to engage actively with the community.  The entry and lobby spaces feature floor to ceiling glass fostering a sense of openness and provides easy access to clerical services, while providing a secure workspace for court staff.  Wood finishes and exposed structure foster feelings of warmth and tie back to the timber industry of the surrounding area.  Natural lighting is used as a key feature throughout the building including a wood paneled clerestory feature in the courtroom.  Generous window areas and careful attention to lighting design work to provide bright, cheerful, and healthy work spaces for staff and customers.