Justice & Gvmt

Ukiah Courthouse Design Criteria Package


Design Criteria Package, Programming, & Court Planning




Ukiah, California


77,887 gsf

The team of Silling Architects (court planning & programming) + CannonDesign was selected to provide criteria documents for a replacement courthouse in Ukiah, California.  The existing facility, built in 1950 as an expansion to the 1928 courthouse, is operationally inefficient and functionally outdated, lacking modern security, holding cells, accessibility, and technology. The new Ukiah courthouse will be delivered using the Judicial Council of California’s design-build delivery method. The project includes the construction of a new three-story, 77,887 square foot courthouse.

Associated site work includes secured parking for judicial officers and approximately 160 surface parking spaces located on the courthouse site and an adjacent parcel. The project’s space program includes seven courtrooms and related court support, public areas, security screening, judges’ chambers, Commissioner’s office, Clerk’s office, Family Court services, self-help area, administration, jury services, central in-custody holding, and building support services. Security and function are closely intertwined between site and building.