150,000 SF courthouse | 45,000 SF County Building houses Public Defenders, District Attorney, Probation Dept. | 13 Courtrooms | Completed in 2017
DUBLIN, CALIFORNIA, USA Alameda County has a proud new architectural civic symbol—the East County Hall of Justice—a new 150,000 SF five-story facility, sharing the site with a new 45,000 SF two-story county building, both designed and planned by KMD. This new Courts and County facility provides a dignified civic identity. The five-story gleaming glass and metal facade, oriented in the solar optimal east-west direction yet shaded from undue solar gain introduces a strong presence, reflecting the dignity and stability of the Court system, its accessibility and transparency. KMD completed Bridging Documents and provided design oversight during construction with Fentress Architects.
AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) Justice Facilities Review 2018