Area: 220,000 SF
Location: Gulfport, MS
The new courthouse complex in Gulfport, Mississippi, combines historic preservation and restoration with new construction. A new 8-story tower accommodates federal courtrooms, chambers, and other offices. Adaptive reuse of the historic Gulfport High School provides space for court-related offices. The tower includes eight courtrooms -4 District, 2 Magistrate, 2 Bankruptcy -with expansion provision for a fifth District courtroom and related spaces. This fast tract project was completed from start to finish in 5 years. It had strict government energy consumption requirements as well as was included in the design excellence program of GSA.CCD, in association with R.M. Kliment & Frances Halsband Architects, was responsible for the construction documents, interior design, and construction administration.