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, and support area such as public counters, jury assembly rooms, 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 on the connection to place.
Accessibility, transparency and security are supported throughout the space by architecture and technology. Flexibility and growth are also planned into the design and furnishing selections.
Courtrooms serve as front of house to inform the sense of openness and inclusion to the public, with all support spaces readily accessible behind them in back of house.

Photography by Bruce Damonte

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