Projects Architecture

Adair County Courthouse

Adair, Kentucky

By creatively positioning the building on the site and allowing the corner to erode into the building, a curved façade was created which pays homage to the city hall across the street and the existing court facility in the town square a block away.

This 35,493 square foot facility has become a new icon in the downtown environment. Masonry, cast stone, and other near permanent materials clad this new building, providing familiar materials and aesthetics while allowing a slightly more modern element into the façade.

While the interior of the facility is designed to reflect the tradition of the courts, durable materials with rich finishes will inspire those who visit the facility. Of course, security is a prime concern and the design implements three-path circulation methods to allow public, staff, and prisoners to remain separate the entire time they are in the facility.

Project Features

  • 35,493 sq. foot
  • Three-path Circulation