North Butte County Court

This modern two-story courthouse in Chico, California had two design goals: reflect the unique culture of Chico and deliver highly functional and accessible space for the public and the permanent staff.

Penny Tillema
Senior Court Designer
The first floor houses the high volume court, public counters, jury assembly, a self-help center, and family services.
Reflecting the area's warmth and natural light throughout the courts, TSK architects chose materials and finishes to build the connection to place.
Accessibility, transparency and security are supported by architecture and technology. Flexibility and growth are also planned for in the design.
Courtrooms serve as front of house to build the sense of openness and inclusion, with all support spaces readily accessible behind them.

Bruce Damonte

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