Retrospective of Courthouse Design Series

The Retrospective of Courthouse Design, published by the National Center for State Courts, is the only publication of its kind dedicated exclusively to courthouse architecture. The publication serves both the judiciary and design community as a comprehensive reference for future development efforts. The collection chronicles the major courthouse trends of the past decade and illustrates the architectural innovations and solutions sought in addressing evolving judicial work environments.

RETROSPECTIVE 2020 - CALL FOR TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM ENTRIES

The Retrospective 2011-2020 publication is in development! Submissions accepted now through November 30, 2020.

Modern-day courthouse planning requires innovative and integrated technologies. The Retrospective of Courthouse Design 2010-2020 publication will showcase major courthouse design trends in the past decade and inform readers of innovative technology systems. This fourth installment of the Retrospective will illustrate architectural innovations and solutions sought in judicial work environments.

The NCSC invites technology companies to submit case studies and information about their court technology systems.

RETROSPECTIVE 2020 - CALL FOR ARCHITECTURAL ENTRIES

Architects and architectural firms are invited to submit examples of their courthouse projects undertaken between 2010 and 2020 to be considered for publication.

We are seeking design examples of various court jurisdictions including federal courts, state courts, and courts of local municipalities. Special project categories will include facilities for small rural courts, juvenile courts, and family courts. International projects are welcome and will be featured in a special International section of the Retrospective. Projects featured in the Retrospective will be presented with design project highlights and the accreditation to the project design/engineering/construction/owner teams.

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