Henry A. Vanover Judicial Center

Constructed on the historic Dickenson County Courthouse site in the general location of the former county jail, this new $7.9 million, 35,542 gsf judicial center houses one Circuit Courtroom; a combined General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courtroom; supporting spaces for both courtrooms; Circuit Court Clerk’s Office; a combined General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Clerks’ Office; Court services; Sheriff court security staff, including a vehicular Sally port and Holding Cells; and enclosed, secure parking for Judges.

The design intent of the exterior façade of the new Judicial Center is to compliment, not compete with, the historic courthouse. The placement of the new Judicial Center on the site, it’s massing and scale and entry into the new building are intended to create subordination to the historic courthouse. The new facility has been designed with security as a high priority with a single point of public access that enables the sheriff to control the movement of people in and out of the Judicial Center. The building will also include separate entry points for the judges and for the sheriff when delivering defendants. Internally, the building will consist of three separate circulation zones (public, judicial and secure).  Detainee holding cells will be provided at the secured entry level with additional cells being located on subsequent levels, adjacent to each courtroom.

The design intent of the exterior façade of the new Judicial Center is to compliment, not compete with, the historic courthouse. The placement of the new Judicial Center on the site, it’s massing and scale and entry into the new building are intended to create subordination to the historic courthouse. The new facility has been designed with security as a high priority with a single point of public access that enables the sheriff to control the movement of people in and out of the Judicial Center. The building will also include separate entry points for the judges and for the sheriff when delivering defendants. Internally, the building will consist of three separate circulation zones (public, judicial and secure). Detainee holding cells will be provided at the secured entry level with additional cells being located on subsequent levels, adjacent to each courtroom.

Client

Dickenson County, VA Industrial Development Authority

Location

Clintwood, VA

Size

35,500 gsf

Scope

New Construction

Category

Justice