Projects / Governmental

Travis County Civil and Family Courts – New Facility – Austin, Texas

Owner: Hunt Development Group | Travis County
Contact Person: Marc Nightwine | Gensler
Date Completed: December 2022
Construction Cost: $264M
Project Description:

The New Courts Facility is located at 1700 Guadalupe Street within the Guadalupe transit corridor with ample pedestrian access. The building is 12 floors plus a roof level and penthouse and 4 levels of parking below grade. The site plan includes an outdoor plaza and gathering space that naturally separates public access from secured access. There are 25 courtrooms in the building of various size, jury, and holding requirements. The new courthouse provides a first floor with major public entry, lobby, and various amenities, including a large conference/classroom and media facility. Once inside the building, the courthouse maintains separate circulation for the public, judges, and detainees. Separate access is maintained both horizontally, as well as vertically through the elevator system. Additional specialized spaces will include Judges Chambers, July Deliberation Rooms, Law Library. Also included are a Cafeteria and Kitchen, Large Conferences Rooms, Classrooms, Exercise Rooms and Child Drop Off and Waiting areas.


Services Provided:

Jose I. Guerra Inc. provided complete mechanical and controls engineering design and construction administration services.



Awards / Recognition:

Project received USGBC LEED Gold Certification.
Project Received the Austin Energy Green Building Four-Star Rating 2022.
2023 Best Projects Award of Merit |Engineering News-Record- ENR, Texas & Louisiana Region, Government Public Building Category.

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