Expansion Continues on Historic Virginia Courthouse
By CN Staff
LEESBURG, Va.—Dewberry Architects is working with Loudoun County on the expansion of the existing courthouse in Leesburg’s historic district.
The approximately $54.6 million project includes the design and construction of a new district courts building, renovation to two existing historic courts buildings, and the design and construction of a structured parking garage.
Dewberry performed an impressive master planning effort to define the project requirements through 2030, as well as the siting of the new district courts building, parking garage, and layouts for the backfill of the existing courthouse when district functions relocate into the new building.
The design for both the courthouse and parking garage has been completed. The new district court facility will span 92,000 square feet and expand the court’s presence in downtown Leesburg. Designed to blend seamlessly with the existing courts campus, the courthouse is historically contextual, but will have the modern features required for a functioning court system in the 21st century.
A public open space will be located at the front of the courthouse, while still providing the security needed for safe courts operations. An underground tunnel will connect the new courthouse to the existing courts building.
With a completion date slated for 2022, the project is seeking LEED Silver certification.