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A Sustainable, Child-Focused Courthouse

Miami-Dade Children’s Courthouse
Miami, Florida, USA

This courthouse provides a welcoming environment that sends a strong message that the city values its children and families.

The 14-story building consolidates 17 agencies dealing with troubled children under one roof. The courthouse, which includes 18 courtrooms, administrative and support space, will be a signature building in downtown Miami.

The design creates a non-traditional, child-focused courthouse environment. Naturally lit corridors and public areas feature public art, including brass depictions of Florida bears and a three-story mosaic mural. Other playful design elements include a south-facing confetti wall projecting from the tower’s facade to shade the building and windows with clear and colored glass. Lower floors are open and airy, with secure areas on the upper floors for offices.

The new courthouse, designed by HOK and Perez & Perez for LEED Silver certification, will be one of Miami’s most environmentally advanced buildings. The team conducted extensive energy modeling to create a high-performance, energy-saving building facade.

LEED CERTIFICATION

LEED Silver anticipated

SIZE

378,000 sq. ft. / 35,100 sq. m.
18 courtrooms

SERVICES

Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Master Planning
On-Site Construction Services
Program Verification
Sustainable Consulting

AWARDS

American Institute of Architects – AIA Justice Facilities Review

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

NEWS

7 February 2014
“New Children’s Courthouse in Downtown Miami Dedicated to Long-Time South Florida Judges”
Miami Herald 

18 August 2011
“Miami-Dade County Breaks Ground on New Children’s Courthouse”
Sun Sentinel

8 February 2011
“Miami’s New Children’s Courthouse Becoming Reality”
CBS Miami