Seminole County Justice Center
Seminole County Justice Center selected ACi Architects as the Design Architect to plan and design a new county courthouse utilizing as many strict federal standards as possible to deliver a new civic symbol for Seminole County.
Phase one of a new $250 million Seminole County Justice Center saw the development of a 225,000 GSF complex containing hardened blast-proof ground floor and sally-port functions. Though not required by county standards, all courtrooms are based on federal guidelines for courtroom quality and circulation efficiency. The Seminole County Justice Center is composed in a classical federal style and sited at the terminus of a grand pedestrian mall reminiscent of great civic architectural justice buildings in the United States and Europe.
Designed as “highway architecture,” it is located along a major Central Florida transportation corridor as its approach and arrival experience were a critical part of the design requirements.
“ACi Architects’ involvement was one of the key reasons Seminole County came in $750,000 under budget and has received critical acclaim throughout the planning, design, and permitting processes.”
– Maryanne Morse, Former Clerk of the Circuit Court Seminole County