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Courthouse design book features Worcester Trial Court

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Shepley Bulfinch’s Worcester Trial Court (2007) is one of 95 courthouse projects nationwide selected for inclusion in Retrospective of Courthouse Design 2001-2010, published by the National Center for State Courts. The book was officially launched at Designing For Justice. the international conference on justice design, hosted in Boston by the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice.

Worcester Trial Court is the first fully consolidated courthouse in the state, and was one of the first to employ court modernization technology and sustainable features.

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Shepley Bulfinch awarded California courthouse project

Thursday, 15 October 2009

SACRAMENTO, CA – Shepley Bulfinch’s team was awarded the Lakeport Courthouse project in Lake County, California. The Judicial Council of California made the announcement today as part of the selection of architects for 13 recently funded courthouse projects across the state. The $60 million, 50,000 s.f. courthouse is located north of Santa Rosa.

Shepley Bulfinch will complete the project in association with TLCD Architects. The two firms last partnered on the highly successful Doyle Library for Santa Rosa Community College, which was completed in 2006.

Courthouse announcement – Lake County News

Worcester Courthouse opens to rave reviews

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Worcester, MA – The new Worcester Trial Court has opened to rave reviews, according to an article in today’s Worcester Telegram & Gazette. With the first of a series of staged moves from the old court facility to the new one, Worcester’s Juvenile and Housing Courts went into session on Monday.

The six-story building, which has 26 courtrooms, will eventually also house the Superior, Central District, Probate and Family Courts. The building’s design incorporates a range of sustainable features which will result in significant energy savings, and is considered a model for the state.

Worcester Trial Court's green features recognized

Sunday, 19 August 2007

Worcester, MA – The recently completed Worcester Trial Court was among projects recognized in a feature on sustainable design that appeared today in the Worcester (MA) Telegram and Gazette.

The article made reference to the Action Plan for Green Buildings in Massachusetts State Construction Projects, published by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs and Division of Capital Asset Management in October 2006. The report cited the new Worcester Courthouse for its many sustainable design features, including .

Sustainable design features of the courthouse, include lighting, with designs that use natural light, and light and motion sensors, sophisticated heat exchange technology in its ventilation system, and other ‘green’ technologies.

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