Since construction of the original courthouse in 1857, Morgan County has made the most of the resources available. With substantial updates to the courthouse not taking place since the 1970s, many of these updates didn’t adequately address the deteriorating ceilings and safety concerns stemming from limited space.
Working alongside DLZ Architecture & Engineering and GM Development, Meyer Najem’s team made a due diligent effort at looking at what the county would be needing for the next 20, 30, and even 40 years down the road.
“Through many public meetings and discussions, we have started to see what the reality of this project truly is,” says Eric Ratts, Vice President at DLZ. “We began to have conversations about what to do with the courthouse. Do we renovate it? Do we do expansions? While these are all necessary questions, we wanted to be sure that we are making the correct choices for generations to come. So, the decision was made to build a new judicial building.”
Size: 72,000 Square Feet
Location: Martinsville, IN
Architect: DLZ Corporation