An AECOM joint venture team provided master planning and design services for the Broward County Judicial Complex in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Planned to accommodate growth through the year 2030 and beyond, the 18-acre campus includes a county office building, the county jail, three courthouse buildings, an energy center, and a parking garage. A series of pedestrian parks, plazas, and a riverfront promenade create a new civic campus, connecting the surrounding community through exquisite public open space.
The new 740,000-square-foot courts building occupies a 1.55-acre portion of the campus, housing 74 courtrooms and hearing rooms for the county criminal, domestic relations, family courts, magistrates, probate, county civil, and circuit civil courts components. The new courthouse incorporates many sustainability elements and is designed to be LEED Silver certified. Sustainable features include up to 25 percent energy reduction, 35 percent water use savings, on-site rain harvesting and water retention, recycling of up to 75 percent of construction waste, utilization of a green roof, the use of low emitting materials and finishes, and a sustainable educational program.
Broward County Courthouse, Fort Lauderdale
- Interior design
- Court consultant
- Mechanical and security engineering
- Construction administration