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 Silver anticipated
378,000 sq. ft. / 35,100 sq. m.
On-Site Construction Services
American Institute of Architects – AIA Justice Facilities Review
National Center for State Courts – Retrospective of Courthouse Design, 2001-2010