Justice & Gvmt

Monongalia County Justice Center


Adaptive Reuse


Morgantown, WV


84,000 gsf


Honor Award - AIA West Virginia

Originally built in the 1970s and having been vacant for 8 years, this former Federal Building and regional Post Office presented a very unique and exciting opportunity for Silling Architects to serve the growing judicial services of Monongalia County.


The project’s renovations began with remediation of hazardous materials and the practical demolition of unusable interior walls, leaving a stable core and shell with an open floor plate canvas for the design team to work with. The scope included a full exterior restoration, comprehensive mechanical, plumbing, electrical systems and lighting upgrades, all with sustainability targets. The interior design used environmentally friendly materials and finishes to create new space for the County’s Courts, including Prosecuting Attorney, Adult and Juvenile Probation, Home Confinement and Day Report Center.