Kent County Courthouse
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The old Kent County Courthouse was built in the late 19th century, in a Victorian (later converted to Georgian) vernacular. The courthouse is a prominent presence on the most historic green in Dover, the state capital. However, the building has become outmoded in terms of space adequacy, security, wayfinding, prisoner movement and public circulation. The original entrance is unused; replaced by a non-descript entrance off to the side, set away from the street.

RicciGreene Associates together with Moeckel Carbonell was retained to develop a Master Plan, programming and design services for a new 120,000 SF Superior and Common Pleas courthouse, adjacent to the historic courthouse on Legislative Square. The expansion, completed in 2011, is within a very constrained site and exceeds zoning. RicciGreene developed creative approaches to utilize the sites of neighboring buildings to provide an opportunity for the courthouse to face the Legislative Square across from the state capitol building, and for the re-use of the old courthouse for non-criminal functions.