When FCA renovated the 245,000 RSF interior of the historic Daniel L. Hermann Courthouse, our mission was to respect and harmonize the old with the new. The design preserves the distinguished Neo-classical architecture while integrating modern design and functionality in all the workspaces. The courthouse comprises four floors and a mezzanine level. The entrance features a grand two-story atrium that is now the heart of Young Conway’s public and conference areas.
The design team restored the original elliptical bronze staircase railings and refurbished natural stone and added new chiseled marble in the atrium to augment the streamlined interior. The first-floor houses flexible conference rooms, while the mezzanine level contains a mock trial room, additional conference rooms and a fully integrated suite for outside visiting council. Upper level office floors promote work sharing and informal meetings in light-filled open environments. The U-Shaped floor building boasts a large outdoor plaza that is accessible from the mezzanine level and serves as an urban garden for dining, and social gatherings.