City of Hampton, Virginia
McPherson Design Group completed contract documents for this project which included the redesign of approximately 28,000 square feet of the building. Our scope included revised framing for the courtrooms to capture sun from different angles, revision of the protrusion of the judge’s stair above the roof, confirmation that the holding cells meet containment requirements, the reviewing of hard-scape features designed by the civil engineer, assistance in providing structural reinforcement of the curtain wall system at the main entrance, and the review and modification of structural specifications. The redesign was required due to the City’s need to change the location of the site for the building. The three-story 73,672 square foot Courthouse includes five white columns supporting a portico facing King Street, with three full-sized courtrooms and two smaller mediation rooms. The building was designed for Silver-Rated Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, meaning it meets environmentally friendly criteria created by the U.S. Green Building Council.