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Adding Transparency to the Judicial Process

Leighton Judicial Complex
Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

The Leighton Judicial Complex’s design expresses the openness of the modern judicial process while rooting its materials and form in Rhode Island’s maritime history and culture.

Four times larger than its predecessor, the Leighton Judicial Complex includes space for 16 courtrooms and office support space for the district, family and superior courts, with each division occupying its own floor.

Each floor of the courthouse includes a row of courtrooms and a section of departments and support offices, clearly separated to help visitors easily find their destination.

This building presents itself with intuitive clarity to visitors, who typically come during a stressful time. A 95-foot-tall abstract glass sail houses the main vertical circulation. The glass facade symbolizes the open judicial process while animating the building’s public spaces.

The public waiting area features all-glass spaces that offer a glimpse into the public processes taking place inside.

SIZE

200,000 sq. ft. / 18,600 sq. m.
16 courtrooms

SERVICES

Architecture
Construction Administration
Interior Design
Program Verification
Security/Courts Planning
Site/Building Feasibility

AWARDS

American Institute of Architects – AIA Justice Facilities Review

National Center for State Courts – Retrospective of Courthouse Design, 2001-2010