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Duval County Unified Courthouse

Jacksonville, FL, USA
Duval County Unified Courthouse
Location
Jacksonville, FL, USA
Markets
Public Safety & Judicial
Services
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Technology, Energy Services, Life Safety and Fire Protection
Project Size

800,000 square feet

Accolades

Certified LEED v2.2 NC, 2012

ENR SE, Award of Merit, Government-Public Buildings, 2013

Overview

The seven-story courthouse houses the county’s civil and criminal courts divisions, along with 51 courtrooms, judicial and administrative offices, jury rooms, Clerk of Courts’ offices, a sally port and holding cells. Frequently used public areas such as county civil, circuit civil, court files, probate, tax deeds and official records are located on the first floor. Stairs, elevators and escalators provide access to the courtrooms, which are located on floors two through six. Judicial offices, hearing rooms, the Chief Judge’s office and a conference room are on the seventh floor.

Features

At the time of certification, the facility is the largest LEED NC-certified project in North Florida, second largest LEED NC-certified project of any type in Florida, first LEED-certified county courthouse in Florida, and largest LEED-certified courthouse in the country.