Project Description

The Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center opened its doors in January 2013 in the heart of Denver. Designed to be an accessible, welcoming, and educational meeting center for the people of Colorado, it combines neoclassical architecture with modern design elements that complement the classic architecture of the Colorado State Capital building.

Built to last more than 100 years, the Judicial Center is one of the few courthouses in the country to achieve LEED Gold Certification. Sustainable features include a green roof to filter rainwater, a photosensitive daylight harvesting illumination system, and drought-tolerant landscaping. The corridor surrounding the green roof was created using 2x2 concrete pavers and Bison ScrewJack Pedestals. The Pedestals, made from 20% post-industrial recycled materials, also helped reduce this environmentally conscious government building’s carbon footprint. The concrete pavers complement the neoclassic architecture and will be a showcase for the American Justice system in Colorado’s Capital City for many years to come!

Architect: Fentress Architects

General Contractor: Mortensen

Photographer: Brett Drury

Completion Date: 2013